Re: [Rd] R Citation through time

From: Ioannis Dimakos <idimakos_at_upatras.gr>
Date: Tue 12 Sep 2006 - 18:22:13 GMT

Forgive me for being naive,

but I have not seen any reference where the ISBN was required. The apa style that I use does not require the ISBN.

Best,

Ioannis



On Tue, Sep 12, 2006 16:22, Gregor Gorjanc wrote:
> 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!
>

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> Gregor Gorjanc
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