The technique is supported by the Lapis text editor, the multiple selection feature in Sublime Text and Mozilla's Firefox developer tools, and the multi edit plugin for the gedit text editor. Lapis can infer selections based on concept learning from hints given by the user about what to select, while the other are limited to either manual selections, selecting repeated appearances of the same word, or selecting the same column in several lines.
Tools for data wrangling (mass re-formatting) also usually include tools for simultaneous editing of all data in a column or category.
- LAPIS: Smart Editing with Text Structure
- Lightweight Structured Text Processing
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- Heather Arthur and Robert Nyman (May 7, 2014). "Editable box model, multiple selection, Sublime Text keys + much more – Firefox Developer Tools Episode 31". Mozilla. Retrieved 7 May 2014.
- New gedit plugin: multi edit, and a demo video.
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- LAPIS: Smart Editing with Text Structure introductory article.
- Lightweight Structured Text Processing, an extended description
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