Re: [R] How to make reference to R in the method section in a scientific article?

From: Anne York <>
Date: Mon, 4 Feb 2008 07:47:58 -0800 (PST)

On Mon, 4 Feb 2008, Falco tinnunculus wrote:

Ft > Dear all,
Ft > 
Ft > How do I make reference to R in the method section in a scientific article?
Ft > Should I state the web aderess?
Ft > 
Ft > And, is this the proper way to report the lme test?
Ft > 
Ft > 
Ft > "The relationships were assumed to be linear. The response, handling time
Ft > and the explanatory variable, prey mass, were log transformed to obtain
Ft > normal error distributions. The lme function of the nlme package for R was
Ft > used to fit linear mixed-effects (LME) models, using restricted maximum
Ft > likelihood (REML). Model selection were computed by using the Akaike
Ft > Information Criteria (AIC). The overall test of the model was conducted with
Ft > ANOVA."
Ft > 
Ft > 
Ft > 
Ft > Regards Kes
Ft > 

Check out citation function. This can be used to find the proper citation for R and for packages that have included a citation. For example:


Citing the url is usually a matter of journal style. Some journals now want the date that the url was visited as part of the citation. mailing list PLEASE do read the posting guide and provide commented, minimal, self-contained, reproducible code. Received on Mon 04 Feb 2008 - 16:11:53 GMT

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