filltex: automatic queries to ADS and INSPIRE databases to fill LaTex bibliography

Davide Gerosa, Michele Vallisneri

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filltex is a simple tool to fill LaTex reference lists with records from the ADS and INSPIRE databases. ADS and INSPIRE are the most common databases used among the theoretical physics and astronomy scientific communities, respectively. filltex automatically looks for all citation labels present in a tex document and, by means of web-scraping, downloads all the required citation records from either of the two databases. filltex significantly speeds up the LaTex scientific writing workflow, as all required actions (compile the tex file, fill the bibliography, compile the bibliography, compile the tex file again) are automated in a single command. We also provide an integration of filltex for the macOS LaTex editor TexShop.
Original languageEnglish
Article number222
Number of pages1
JournalThe Journal of Open Source Software
Issue number13
Publication statusPublished - 2 May 2017


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