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Screenshot of Gramps (v. 5.0.1) with its fan chart and the Given name cloud gramplet on the bottom.
Within the genealogy community, and within genealogy software specifically, Gramps has been noted as an uncommon example of commons-based peer production, as free and open-source software created by genealogists, for genealogists. It has been described as intuitive and easy-to-use for hobbyists and "feature-complete for professional genealogists". The program is acknowledged as "most popular FOSS program for genealogy" by Eastman and others. The Australian consumer advocacy group, CHOICE, has recommended Gramps.
Relationship calculators. Some languages have relationship terminology with no proper translation to other languages. Gramps deals with this by allowing for language specific relationship calculators.
Produces a wide variety of reports and charts, including relationship graphs that of large complex acyclic charts.
Gramps is easily extended via plugins called Gramplets. A Gramplet is a view of data that either changes dynamically during the running of Gramps, or provides interactivity to your genealogical data.
The core export file format of Gramps is named Gramps XML and uses the file extension .gramps. It is extended from XML. Gramps XML is a free format. Gramps usually compresses Gramps XML files with gzip. The file format Portable Gramps XML Package uses the extension .gpkg and is currently a .tar.gz archive including Gramps XML together with all referenced media. The user may rename the file extension .gramps to .gz for editing the content of the genealogy document with a text editor. Internally, Gramps uses SQLite as the default database backend, with other databases available as plugins.
Gramps can import from the following formats: Gramps XML, Gramps Package (Portable Gramps XML), Gramps 2.x .grdb (older versions Gramps), GEDCOM, CSV.
Gramps supports exporting data in the following formats: Gramps XML, Gramps Package (Portable Gramps XML), GEDCOM, GeneWeb's GW format, Web Family Tree (.WFT) format,vCard, vCalendar, CSV.
^ abcWayner, Peter (22 April 2004). "From Shared Resources, Your Personal History". The New York Times. New York. Retrieved 2021. More than a dozen different genealogical database programs are available from a variety of vendors. Hall uses the Genealogical Research and Analysis Management Programming System, or, GRAMPS (http://gramps.sourceforge.net). Like other such software, Gramps - which is free - enables people to enter dat about their ancestors and produces charts, documents and Web pages from the information.
^ abcdEastman, Dick (13 August 2018). "Free and Open-Source (FOSS) Explained". Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter. Archived from the original on 6 August 2020. Retrieved 2021. "The most popular FOSS program for genealogy is Gramps [...] Gramps is a free FOSS software project - a genealogy program that is both intuitive for hobbyists and feature-complete for professional genealogists. It is a community project, created, developed and governed by genealogists.
^"Les pedigrees des Dogo Canario" [The Pedigrees of the Canary Island Dog]. Les pedigrees des Dogo Canario. l'Association Francaise du Dogo Canario. 5 March 2010. Archived from the original on 21 October 2010. Retrieved 2021. Généré par GRAMPS
^PhpGedView @ Neumont University - *Clippings Cart (v4.1) ** Add option to zip the GEDCOM/Gramps XML with the associated media files Gramps XML *Gramps XML (v4.1) ** Add option to download entire GEDCOM in Gramps XML form ** Add option to retrieve raw data from the SOAP web service in Gramps XML format ** Gramps XML export support to include full source and media support
^Jessel, Anne. "tmg2gramps". tmg2gramps. Coherent Software Australia Pty Ltd. Archived from the original on 1 March 2021. Retrieved 2021.