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datatool v2.49a 2024-02-15

This is an unstable experimental version for testing purposes. (The actual release will be version 3.0.) Some files are missing. DO NOT overwrite your existing datatool installation. Unpack the files to a test directory. New commands and options may be changed before v3.0 is finalised.

Version 2.49a has fixed some bugs.

Download datatool-2_49a.zip (7.88M).

Missing files: all rollback files, documented code (although the documentation is within the *.sty files as comments but the dtx and ins files are missing), and source code for the user manual. Source code for the examples in the manual are embedded in the PDF as attachments. If your PDF viewer supports attachments, it should provide you with a way of extracting the files.

The zip file includes additional *.ldf files that will be distributed as a separate package (datatool-english) when datatool v3.0 is released.

The user guide is incomplete.

TODO:

If you want to report any bugs, use the Bug Report page, but make sure that you check the version number in the log file. Likewise, you can use the Report a Typo page if you spot any errors in the user manual.