Version:
2.29
Copyright:
Nicola Talbot
License:
lppl1.3
Packaged on:
11/13/2017 9:01:31 PM
Number of files:
48
Size on disk:
3.62 MB

The tools comprise six packages: datatool.sty: databases may be created using LaTeX 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 TeX 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 LaTeX-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.