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SOFTWARE WATCH | Bibliographies for the Penguin Faithful

Courtesy of Larry Ewing

EndNote, the commercial bibliographic management program, has been a godsend to scientists, provided they work on PCs or Macs. Those who depend on Linux are out of luck--or at least, they were. Now Pybliographer (, from French programmer Frederic Gobry, is trying to fill the void.

The software helps researchers who use Linux-based systems to manage bibliographic databases. Pybliographer allows them to search, add, annotate, import, and edit bibliographic records. When it comes time to actually write a paper, material can be automatically transferred from Pybliographer into LyX, the Linux-based document processor. "We're working on Open Office [the leading open-source office-productivity suite] compatibility--that's on our wish list," says Gobry. But with only two other programmers on the project, all of them coding in...

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