LaTeX/BibTeX Tools Worth Knowing

by saurav May 23, 2011

A couple weeks ago, I was looking around the web for a script that would create a small bib file for just the references cited in a certain TeX manuscript. It took me a while to find the right one (aux2bib), which prompted me to write this post on LaTeX/BibTeX tools that are available but not […]


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How and Why to use TextMate for LaTeX

by Kelle October 11, 2010

In a previous post, we talked about how to install latex. (It would be really great if someone could synthesize and transfer the information in that post to the LaTeX wiki page.) Tom also recently gave us a rundown the various text editors for OS X. Here, I’m going to go through the details of […]


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Install LaTeX, AASTeX, and MN2E on Mac OS X

by Kelle July 6, 2010

Update (March 8, 2013): New information on adding directories for package management. LaTeX, pronounced “la tech”, is a typesetting program that we use to write our papers (instead of Word or somesuch nonsense). Over the long US holiday weekend I got LaTeX and all of its bits installed on my new 13″ MacBook Pro (named […]


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Mendeley: The future to managing science papers?

by Eli March 22, 2010

This is another guest post by Sarah Kendrew (blog, Twitter) a postdoc in infrared astronomy at Leiden Observatory working on instrumentation for the European Extremely Large Telescope and the James Webb Space Telescope. She’s also contributed an article about Evernote. Staying on top of the literature, even in a narrow field, is one of the […]


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Use DropBox to keep Multiple Computers in Sync

by Kelle December 23, 2009

In my current work setup, I have two offices and, like many astronomers, multiple computers. While ideally, my MacBook Air is my primary machine, DropBox has enabled me to get my most vital data and applications (1Password, Things, and BibDesk) synced up between my laptop and home and office desktop computers. This is Part 1 […]


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Why I use BibDesk instead of Papers

by Kelle October 29, 2009

Folks have been clamoring for a Papers vs. BibDesk post and here it is, finally. Since I don’t actually use Papers, this post is more of a listing of my reasons for sticking with BibDesk for the time being. This topic has been discussed elsewhere and is sure to be visited many times in the […]


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