Re: [R] How to reference a package in academical paper

From: Duncan Murdoch <murdoch.duncan_at_gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 08 Mar 2011 07:15:03 -0500

On 11-03-08 1:20 AM, Jim Lemon wrote:
> On 03/08/2011 08:26 AM, Jorge Ivan Velez wrote:
>> Hi Jan,
>>
>> R> citation('RODBC')
>
> Hi all,
> Upon reading this, I decided to check that this worked in the plotrix
> package. The first format is correct, but for some reason the BibTeX
> format isn't:
>
> To cite package 'plotrix' in publications use:
>
> Lemon, J. (2006) Plotrix: a package in the red light district of R.
> R-News, 6(4): 8-12.
>
> A BibTeX entry for LaTeX users is
>
> @Article{,
> year = {2010},
> title = {Plotrix: a package in the red light district of R},
> journal = {R-News},
> volume = {6},
> number = {4},
> pages = {8-12},
> author = {{Lemon} and {J}},
> }
>
> There is no mention of 2010 in the CITATION file, but I am suspicious of
> the "meta$date" in the file. Perhaps this will alert whoever attends to
> this function that something is not quite right.

"meta$date" is in the source file (in inst/CITATION). You could change it to 2006 manually.

I suspect if that file was automatically produced it is trying to reproduce the date of the current version of the package, for packages that don't have an associated article.

Duncan Murdoch



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