Re: [Rd] R Citation through time

From: Friedrich Leisch <Friedrich.Leisch_at_stat.uni-muenchen.de>
Date: Tue 12 Sep 2006 - 07:01:42 GMT

>>>>> On Tue, 12 Sep 2006 07:53:52 +0200, >>>>> Gregor Gorjanc (GG) wrote:

> Hello!
> I keep my local bib file and up to now I had entry

> @Manual{R:2003,
> title = {R: A Language and Environment for Statistical Computing},
> author = {{R Development Core Team}},
> organization = {R Foundation for Statistical Computing},
> address = {Vienna, Austria},
> year = {2005},
> note = {{ISBN} 3-900051-00-3},
> url = {http://www.R-project.org},
> }

> With recent versions ISBN changed to 3-900051-07-0.

It changed with 2.0.0, which is not that recent ...

> Now I wonder if there is any canonical way to refer to R without
> the need to change R entry over and over. It would probably be the
> best just to add new entry for "new version" for R. Now the
> question is what is new version or when does ISBN number change?

The ISBN changes with every major version of R, i.e., it will change next when 3.0.0 is released. We are already stretching the ISBN rules to the limit (on the no-change-side) with that policy, and the reason is exactly to make the reference more stable. But with a major release we really need to assign a new ISBN.

Best,
Fritz



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