Dealing with a bib file in reproducible research

Updated 27 October 2016: Added note about getting a “final” bib file Lately I’ve been putting in a not insignificant amount of effort to make sure that my research is reproducible. Ideally, this means that it’s not just the final product that is reproducible — it should be reproducible at each step along the way. One tool I’ve been increasingly reliant on is GNU make, which is a way to describe dependencies between files.