Re: [Rd] R Citation through time

From: Gregor Gorjanc <gregor.gorjanc_at_bfro.uni-lj.si>
Date: Tue 12 Sep 2006 - 13:22:23 GMT

Friedrich Leisch wrote:

>>>>>> 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.

Thank you for this clarifications. As indicated ISBN is not changing very often and I can live with couple of BibTeX entries for R.

Thanks!

-- 
Lep pozdrav / With regards,
    Gregor Gorjanc

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