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PyDetex is a Python application that transforms LaTeX code to plain text. It has multiple language support (15+), detects repeated words, offers a dictionary (synonyms, antonyms, definitions), and many things more to come!

Comprehensive documentation for the latest version (if you plan to use the API) is available at

Install Instructions

PyDetex can be installed via pip, for both MacOS, Windows & Linux. Simply run:

$> python3 pip install pydetex -U

Also, there’re compiled binaries for Windows (x64) and macOS available through GitHub releases.

Launch the GUI, or use the library

Simply run this command anywhere to execute the application.

$> python3 -m pydetex.gui

(Simple Pipeline) Tadada… !!! A simple GUI to process your LaTex, and paste into Google Docs, an email, or Grammarly \(^o^)/

(Strict Pipeline) The strict pipeline removes all commands, or replaces by some known tags.

Multiple options to configure: Check repeated words, highlight undetected code, or use different pipelines.

You can also import the library, and use the parsers (methods that take latex code and perform a single task) or the pipelines (combination of parsers). For more information, visit the documentation

import pydetex.pipelines as pip
text = "This is a \\textbf{LaTex} code..."
out = pip.simple(text)


Currently, many things must be improved:

  • Add synthax checking for several languages, like language-check.

  • Custom support for environments, such as table.


Pablo Pizarro R. | 2021


Although PyDetex is intended to be used through its GUI, the module contains several practical methods to detect LaTex commands, environments, equations, among others. The GUI only uses the pipelines to transform the tex code to plain text. On the other hand, the pipelines use parsers.

You can check for the parsers, pipelines, and util’s methods to create your pipelines in the left menu!

About PyDetex

This project does not have a mailing list and so the issues tab should be the first point of contact if wishing to discuss the project. If you have questions that you do not feel are relevant to the issues tab or just want to let me know what you think about the software, feel free to email me at

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