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Re: Caution on BibTex references with Mathematica

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  • Subject: [mg115582] Re: Caution on BibTex references with Mathematica
  • From: Robert Pigeon <robert.pigeon at>
  • Date: Sat, 15 Jan 2011 04:46:14 -0500 (EST)

Hello Alexei,
	It works for me ! Open EndNote, start Mathematica 8, change cell
style to Text, use insert-citation-bibliographic reference, then Mathematica
will open a window with EndNote database where you can find a citation to
insert. Even after inserting a citation you can change the style used for
the citation.


-----Message d'origine-----
De : Alexei Boulbitch [mailto:alexei.boulbitch at]
Envoy=E9 : 14 janvier 2011 06:20
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Objet : [mg115554] Re: Caution on BibTex references with Mathematica

Yes, Todd,

As I have already reported, I tried to insert an EndNote 9 citation into a
notebook Mathematica 8, PC/XP.
Mathematica was unable to localize the EndNote data base, and the whole
operation failed. So not only bibtex,
but also EndNote citations are not supported. That is in contrast to

Dear WR Team members, please include this information into your report sent
to the person whom it concerns.

Regards, Alexei

Hi All,

    I just wanted to share a recent experience using Mathematica 8's new
citation management functionality.  I run Mathematica under Window's XP (32
bit) and was excited when Mathematica 8 was released to see documentation
indicating that it could accept BibTex citations.

    I maintain my own reference database using a piece of open source
software called JabRef ( which is very nice.
Unfortunately, I was never able to get Mathematica to successfully read my
bibliography database.

     When I contacted technical support about it, and provided test data fo=
them, I eventually received the following response:

"I apologize for the length of time that's been required for this. We're
still working on figuring it completely. We know that bibtex entries which
have inline latex often has some issues. Inline latex is processed but some
of the kinks have yet to be worked out. Your example has been sent to the
developer in charge of this area, and hopefully in the next release we will
have smoother integration of Bibtex into Mathematica."

     It appears that there is still significant work needed to make this
functionality really robust in Mathematica.  Be careful if you invest
significant time into this.

     Anyone else have experience on this?

Best regards,

Alexei Boulbitch, Dr. habil.
Senior Scientist
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