BiBTeX database and LaTeX macros of Pierre L'Ecuyer

The .bib files

Along the years, with the help of several people, I built a BiBTeX database of references related to my research. These references are partitioned (sometimes a bit arbitrarily) in the categories defined below. Some may appear in more than one category. All the references of any given category are in a single .bib file whose name indicates the category.

In each .bib file, the BiBTeX code of all entries start with a prefix of one or two letters for that category, followed by the first three letters of the name of the first author in uppercase, followed by the last two digits of the year of publication, and always followed by a lowercase letter (a, b, c, ...). For example, for the category ``random number generators,'' the file name is ``random.bib'' and the one-letter prefix is ``r.'' In that file, the famous book of Niederreiter (1992) has BiBTeX code ``rNIE92b.'' As another example, the category ``variance reduction techniques'' has file name ``vrt.bib'' and prefix ``v.'' The prefix is the first letter of the file name, with the following exceptions: stat.bib has prefix t (because s is already taken by simul) and callc has prefix cc. These databases are clearly far from being complete, but they may nevertheless be useful for other people doing research in these areas. I would be happy to include relevant additional entries that you can provide in .bib format, as long as I can keep up with it.

The .bib files are now maintained (and regularly updated) in a DropBox directoty AT THIS LINK.

I DO NOT recommand to make copies of the individual files on you computer other than in Dropbox, because they will not be updated automatically and you may end up with several outdated versions of the same files. Set upo a link in your Dropbox directoty instead.

The files are as follows, in the format: name.bib (prefix) : category description.

Some LaTeX macros

Several LaTeX macros and styles that I frequently use (and a few others accumulated along the years) are in a Dropbox folder AT THIS LINK.

Direct Use via Dropbox

The best way to use the above BibTeX database and LaTeX macros is to create bibtex and tex folders in your Dropbox, which link directly to my bibtex and tex folders, and then tell your TeX engine to use them by default. For example, if you work on Windows, your main dropbox directory might be "C:\Users\YourName\Dropbox" and you will have the bibtex and tex Dropbox folders in that directory.

Then, if your LaTeX engine is MiKTeX, for example, you should run the program "MiKTeX settings" in the MiKTeX installation, go to the menu "Roots", click "Add", and add the path "C:\Users\YourName\Dropbox". Then LaTeX and BiBTeX should find all the files.

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