Tag Archives: palaeontologia electronica

R and fossils

I recently had a paper that was published in Palaeontologia Electronica on my ‘fossil’ package for R. The journal is open access, so anyone can read it for free.

Vavrek, Matthew J. 2011. fossil: palaeoecological and palaeogeographical analysis tools. Palaeontologia Electronica, 14:1T. http://palaeo-electronica.org/2011_1/238/index.html


LaTeX and Palaeontologia Electronica

I’ve been trying to prepare a manuscript for submission to Palaeontologia Electronica (PE), and as my workflow at the moment has been revolving around LaTeX, I took te plunge into creating my own custom bibliography style file in PE format. Luckily for me I could use the great makebst.tex file by Patrick W. Daly which simplified the process to a series of multiple choice questions. I somehow doubt that there is that many other palaeontologists using LaTeX for manuscript submissions, but anyhow here’s the palelec.bst file (I can’t upload .bst files to this site, so just copy and save the text in a text editor as palelec.bst). Hopefully it works, as I’ve been fighting a bit with WordPress to get it to render properly, but if need be, you can always contact me and I can send out a copy of the original .bst file.

UPDATED: This is a link to the original file.