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bib2df - Parse a BibTeX file to a tibble

Everyone writing reports and articles with LaTeX has probably used BibTeX before. BibTeX is the de facto standard for reference management and grounds its functionality on a list of references stored in local text file. Depending on the reference type, several fields are necessary to define a reference properly. An exemplary BibTeX entry looks as follows:

Parse the BibTeX file to a tibble

The BibTeX format is not convenient for any kind of analysis or visualization. Many R applications require a data.frame (or tibble) and bib2df offers a straightforward framework to parse a BibTeX file to a tibble.

library(bib2df)

path <- system.file("extdata", "LiteratureOnCommonKnowledgeInGameTheory.bib", package = "bib2df")

df <- bib2df(path)
df
#> # A tibble: 37 x 27
#>    CATEGORY BIBTEXKEY ADDRESS ANNOTE AUTHOR BOOKTITLE CHAPTER CROSSREF
#>    <chr>    <chr>     <chr>   <chr>  <list> <chr>     <chr>   <chr>   
#>  1 ARTICLE  Arrow1986 <NA>    <NA>   <chr … <NA>      <NA>    <NA>    
#>  2 ARTICLE  AumannBr… <NA>    <NA>   <chr … <NA>      <NA>    <NA>    
#>  3 ARTICLE  Aumann19… <NA>    <NA>   <chr … <NA>      <NA>    <NA>    
#>  4 INCOLLE… Bacharac… Cambri… <NA>   <chr … Knowledg… 17      <NA>    
#>  5 ARTICLE  Basu1988  <NA>    <NA>   <chr … <NA>      <NA>    <NA>    
#>  6 ARTICLE  Bernheim… <NA>    <NA>   <chr … <NA>      <NA>    <NA>    
#>  7 ARTICLE  Bicchier… <NA>    <NA>   <chr … <NA>      <NA>    <NA>    
#>  8 ARTICLE  Binmore2… <NA>    <NA>   <chr … <NA>      <NA>    <NA>    
#>  9 ARTICLE  Brandenb… <NA>    <NA>   <chr … <NA>      <NA>    <NA>    
#> 10 INCOLLE… Brandenb… New Yo… <NA>   <chr … The Econ… 3       <NA>    
#> # … with 27 more rows, and 19 more variables: EDITION <chr>,
#> #   EDITOR <list>, HOWPUBLISHED <chr>, INSTITUTION <chr>, JOURNAL <chr>,
#> #   KEY <chr>, MONTH <chr>, NOTE <chr>, NUMBER <chr>, ORGANIZATION <chr>,
#> #   PAGES <chr>, PUBLISHER <chr>, SCHOOL <chr>, SERIES <chr>, TITLE <chr>,
#> #   TYPE <chr>, VOLUME <chr>, YEAR <dbl>, DOI <chr>

The df2bib() function makes it possible to write this tibble back to disk, enabling programmatic manipulation of a .bib file.

Installation

The latest version of bib2df can be installed from GitHub using devtools::install_github():

Version 1.1.1 is now available on CRAN:

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