Skip to main content

A small collection of bibtex utilities (incl. a minimal parser)

Project description

https://travis-ci.org/zerok/zs.bibtex.svg?branch=master

This package for now only includes a quite basic parser for BibTeX which converts a bibliography and its entries into simple dict-like data structures and also checks crossreferences if used.

Warning

The parser does not (and probably never will) support some of the more advanced BibTeX-features like preambles.

It also doesn’t convert things like accented characters into unicode but leaves them as they were in the original input.

Usage

A simple example on how to use it:

from zs.bibtex.parser import parse_string

data = '''@article{mm09,
    author = {Max Mustermann},
    title = {The story of my life},
    year = {2009},
    journal = {Life Journale}
}'''

bibliography = parse_string(data)
article = bibliography['mm09']

A bibliography as well as each entry in it offers a validate() method which checks aspects like cross-references on the bibliography and fields on the entries. It also supports an optional raise_unsupported keyword-argument which raises an exception once a possibly unsupported field is used in an entry.

The information about what fields are required and optional for what kind of entry is based on the BibTeX article on Wikipedia.

If you’re working with a file you can also use a small helper function called parse_file(file_or_path, encoding='utf-8', validate=False) which works on a given filepath or file-like object and returns a bibliography object for the content of that file.

Custom entry types

Out of the box zs.bibtex supports following entry types for validation:

  • article
  • book
  • booklet
  • incollection
  • inproceedings
  • conference
  • inbook
  • manual
  • masterthesis
  • misc
  • phdthesis
  • proceedings
  • techreport
  • unpublished

For details on which of these requires what fields please take a look at the zs.bibtex.structures module.

But if you are in a situation where you need a different entry type, you can also easily register your own.

First you have to create a subclass of the zs.bibtex.structures.Entry class:

from zs.bibtex import structures


class MyEntryType(structures.Entry):
    required_fields = ('required_field_1', ('either_this', 'or_that', ), )
    optional_fields = ('optional_field_1', )

and then simply register it:

structures.TypeRegistry.register('mytype', MyEntryType')

Project details


Download files

Download the file for your platform. If you're not sure which to choose, learn more about installing packages.

Filename, size & hash SHA256 hash help File type Python version Upload date
zs.bibtex-1.0.0.tar.gz (9.0 kB) Copy SHA256 hash SHA256 Source None

Supported by

Elastic Elastic Search Pingdom Pingdom Monitoring Google Google BigQuery Sentry Sentry Error logging AWS AWS Cloud computing DataDog DataDog Monitoring Fastly Fastly CDN SignalFx SignalFx Supporter DigiCert DigiCert EV certificate StatusPage StatusPage Status page