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TexSoup’s main utility is the TexSoup function. Invoke this function on a LaTeX string or file handler to obtain a parse tree with navigation, search, and modification utilities.

TexSoup.TexSoup(tex_code)[source]

At a high-level, parses provided Tex into a navigable, searchable structure. This is accomplished in two steps:

  1. Tex is parsed, cleaned, and packaged.
  2. Structure fed to TexNodes for a searchable, coder-friendly interface.
Parameters:tex_code (Union[str,iterable]) – the Tex source
Returns:TexSoup.data.TexNode object representing tex document
>>> from TexSoup import TexSoup
>>> soup = TexSoup(r'''
... \begin{document}
...
... \section{Hello \textit{world}.}
...
... \subsection{Watermelon}
...
... (n.) A sacred fruit. Also known as:
...
... \begin{itemize}
... \item red lemon
... \item life
... \end{itemize}
...
... Here is the prevalence of each synonym.
...
... \begin{tabular}{c c}
... red lemon & uncommon \\ \n
... life & common
... \end{tabular}
...
... \end{document}
... ''')
>>> soup.section
\section{Hello \textit{world}.}
>>> soup.section.name
'section'
>>> soup.section.string
'Hello \\textit{world}.'
>>> soup.section.parent.name
'document'
>>> soup.tabular
\begin{tabular}{c c}
red lemon & uncommon \\ \n
life & common
\end{tabular}
>>> soup.tabular.args[0].value
'c c'
>>> soup.itemize
\begin{itemize}
\item red lemon
\item life
\end{itemize}
>>> soup.item
\item red lemon
...
>>> list(soup.find_all('item'))
[\item red lemon
, \item life
]
>>> soup = TexSoup(r'''\textbf{'Hello'}\textit{'Y'}O\textit{'U'}''')
>>> soup.textbf.delete()
>>> 'Hello' not in repr(soup)
True
>>> soup.textit.replace_with('S')
>>> soup.textit.replace_with('U', 'P')
>>> soup
SOUP