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TexSoup is a fault-tolerant, Python3 package for searching, navigating, and modifying LaTeX documents. You can skip installation and try TexSoup directly, using the pytwiddle demo →

Created by Alvin Wan + contributors.

Getting Started

To parse a $LaTeX$ document, pass an open filehandle or a string into the TexSoup constructor.

from TexSoup import TexSoup
soup = TexSoup("""

\section{Hello \textit{world}.}


(n.) A sacred fruit. Also known as:

\item red lemon
\item life

Here is the prevalence of each synonym.

\begin{tabular}{c c}
red lemon & uncommon \\
life & common


With the soupified $\LaTeX$, you can now search and traverse the document tree. The code below demonstrates the basic functions that TexSoup provides.

>>> soup.section  # grabs the first `section`
\section{Hello \textit{world}.}
>>> soup.section.string
'Hello \\textit{world}.'
>>> soup.tabular
\begin{tabular}{c c}
red lemon & uncommon \\
life & common
>>> soup.tabular.args[0]
'c c'
>>> soup.item
\item red lemon
>>> list(soup.find_all('item'))
[\item red lemon, \item life]

For more use cases, see the Quickstart Guide. Or, try TexSoup online, via pytwiddle →




TexSoup is published via PyPi, so you can install it via pip. The package name is TexSoup:

$ pip install texsoup

From source

Alternatively, you can install the package from source:

$ git clone
$ cd TexSoup
$ pip install .