[Rd] Citation for R

From: Gordon K Smyth <smyth_at_wehi.EDU.AU>
Date: Mon 13 Jun 2005 - 00:37:40 GMT


This is just a note that R would get a lot more citations if the recommended citation was an article in a recognised journal or from a recognised publisher.

I use R in work leading to publications often, and I strongly want to give the R core team credit for their work. However I find that I can't persuade my biological collaborators to include the current R citation (below) in their reference lists, because it is not an article in a recognised journal nor from a recognised publisher. I can cite the 1996 paper by Ihaka and Gentleman, and sometimes this what I do, but I'd really like to give credit to the other R core members as well, for example the CRAN people and those involved in the Windows version.

I know this is more work for the R team, like everything else, but an article on the story of R since the creation of the core team would be really nice to see.

> citation()

To cite R in publications use:

  R Development Core Team (2005). R: A language and environment for statistical   computing. R Foundation for Statistical Computing, Vienna, Austria. ISBN   3-900051-07-0, URL http://www.R-project.org.

Gordon



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