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CTAN up­date: data­tool

Date: July 2, 2013 2:12:40 PM CEST
quoth the dae­mon: > Name of con­tri­bu­tion: data­tool > Author's name: Ni­cola Tal­bot > Pack­age ver­sion: 2.14 > Lo­ca­tion on CTAN: macros/la­tex/con­trib/data­tool/ > Sum­mary de­scrip­tion: Tools to load and ma­nip­u­late data > Li­cense type: lppl > > An­nounce­ment text given by the pack­age's con­trib­u­tor: > ---------------------------------------------------------------------- > * data­tool: > > - fixed bug in \@dtl at up­datekeys > (Bug re­port: http://www.dicki­maw-books.com/cgi-bin/bug­tracker.cgi?ac­tion=view&key=20) > > - fixed \DTLsav­er­awdb so that it works when there are frag­ile > com­mands in database en­tries > > > * dat­a­plot: > > - refac­tored \DTL­plot to help pre­vent large data val­ues ex­ceed­ing > TeX's max­i­mum di­men­sions > > - aded tikz calc li­brary as a re­quire­ment > > * datagidx: > > - added 'con­di­tion' key to \print­terms > > - added \post­newter­mhook, \newtermfield, \ifnewtermfield, > \datagidxdb > > - fixed bug in 'gloss' style that dis­played mul­ti­ple "see also" > lines for en­tries that have chil­dren. > > * Fixed mi­nor ty­pos in user man­ual > ---------------------------------------------------------------------- > > An­nounce­ment re­quired: Yes thanks for the up­load; i've in­stalled the new ver­sion, and up­dated the cat­a­logue repos­i­tory. > Users may view the pack­age cat­a­logue en­try at > http://www.ctan.org/pkg/data­tool > or they may browse the pack­age di­rec­tory at > http://mir­ror.ctan.org/macros/la­tex/con­trib/data­tool/ Robin Fair­bairns For the CTAN team

data­tool – Tools to load and ma­nip­u­late data

The tools com­prise six pack­ages:

  • data­tool.sty: databases may be cre­ated us­ing com­mands or by im­port­ing ex­ter­nal files; they may be sorted nu­mer­i­cally or al­pha­bet­i­cally; repet­i­tive op­er­a­tions (such as mail merg­ing) may be per­formed on each row of a database, sub­ject to con­di­tions to ex­clude par­tic­u­lar rows; com­mands are pro­vided to ex­am­ine database el­e­ments, and to con­vert for­mats (for ex­am­ple, to con­vert a nu­meric el­e­ment to a for­mat com­pat­i­ble with the fp pack­age;
  • dat­apie.sty: a database may be rep­re­sented as a pie chart; flex­i­ble op­tions al­low colour­ing of the chart, and an­no­ta­tion hooks are avail­able;
  • dat­a­plot.sty: a database may be rep­re­sented as a 2-di­men­sional scat­ter or line plot; flex­i­ble op­tions con­trol of the plot's over­all ap­pear­ance, and of leg­ends and other ex­tra in­for­ma­tion;
  • databar.sty: a database may be rep­re­sented as a bar chart; over­all ap­pear­ance, colour­ing and an­no­ta­tion are con­trol­lable;
  • datagidx.sty: pro­vides a way of in­dex­ing or cre­at­ing glos­saries/lists of acronyms that uses to do the sort­ing and col­lat­ing in­stead of us­ing an ex­ter­nal in­dex­ing ap­pli­ca­tion, such as xindy or makein­dex;
  • databib.sty: a bib­li­og­ra­phy may be loaded into a data­tool database, and ma­nip­u­lated there be­fore be­ing printed (this per­mits a -based route to print­ing bib­li­ogra­phies in for­mats for which no BibTeX style is avail­able); and
  • per­son.sty: pro­vides sup­port for dis­play­ing a per­son’s name and pro­noun in a doc­u­ment, thus avoid­ing cum­ber­some use of “he/she”, etc.

The draw­ing pack­ages make use of PGF/TikZ for their out­put.

The bun­dle su­per­sedes and re­places the au­thor’s csv­tools bun­dle.

Ver­sion2.29 2017-11-12
Main­tainer Ni­cola Tal­bot



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