Re: [Rd] citation question

From: Gabor Grothendieck <ggrothendieck_at_gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 16 May 2007 15:13:27 -0400

This is how one package handled it:

> packageDescription("RSVGTipsDevice")$Author
[1] "Tony Plate <tplate_at_acm.org>, based on RSVGDevice by T Jake\nLuciani <jakeluciani_at_yahoo.com>"

On 5/16/07, Ben Bolker <bolker_at_zoo.ufl.edu> wrote:
>
> I want to put the correct information into the "author" field
> of the DESCRIPTION file for my bbmle package, which is a modified
> and extended version of the mle code in the stats4 package.
>
> If I put only myself as author I feel like I'm ignoring the
> contribution of R-Core (and I think Peter Dalgaard in particular)
> in writing the original code. If I add "R Development Core
> Team" to the author list I feel I am suggesting that they
> might be responsible for my changes. Neither seems entirely
> appropriate.
>
> Suggestions?
>
> Ben Bolker
>
> PS this is my current DESCRIPTION file:
>
> Package: bbmle
> Title: Maximum likelihood estimation
> Version: 0.7
> Date: 2007/05/16
> Author: Ben Bolker
> Maintainer: Ben Bolker <bolker_at_zoo.ufl.edu>
> Depends: R (>= 2.0.0), methods, stats, graphics
> Description: Methods and functions for fitting maximum likelihood models
> in R. This package modifies and extends the mle classes in the stats4
> library, written by the R Development Core Team.
> License: GPL
>
>
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