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Re: [O] org-ref in action

From: John Kitchin
Subject: Re: [O] org-ref in action
Date: Thu, 26 Jun 2014 08:48:05 -0400

Some features could be merged, but there is an important difference in that org-ref uses bibtex as the backend database, and reftex for searching, and org-bibtex uses org-mode headings as the backend database, and tag/property searches (I think).  It is like the difference between org-contacts and bbdb. They both serve similar needs, but with different data sources, and different ways to think about it.

We might be able to figure out a way to specify a "backend" that would allow the independent features to work in both though.


John Kitchin
Associate Professor
Doherty Hall A207F
Department of Chemical Engineering
Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

On Thu, Jun 26, 2014 at 8:21 AM, Fabrice Popineau <address@hidden> wrote:

+1 for org-bibtex (and ox-bibtex) that I'm using for a couple of years.

But org-ref seems to go further (video is convincing). 
It would be really nice to merge org-ref and org-bibtex before they split too far apart.
Wishful thinking from me because I don't see that I'm in position to do it.


2014-06-26 3:10 GMT+02:00 Matt Lundin <address@hidden>:

Eric Schulte <address@hidden> writes:

> This is a lot of useful functionality, and very nicely presented.
> Did you happen to try the built in bibtex support in Org-mode core and
> contrib?  And if so, is there a reason that you implemented this all
> independently?
> I think part of the problem with existing Org-mode bibtex support is
> that no-one knows it exists.

Well, you can count on one big fan of org-bibtex.el here! (Though I must
admit that I have not used ox-bibtex.el.)

> To help address this I threw up a very quick-and-dirty screen cast
> demonstrating some of Org's existing bibtex functionality.
> https://vimeo.com/99167082

Thanks! Over the years, I've particularly appreciated the way
org-bibtex.el makes it easy to keep bib data together with notes/todos.
Both org-bibtex-read and org-bibtex-yank have become indispensable to my
own workflow.


Fabrice Popineau
Département Informatique
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91192 Gif/Yvette Cedex
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