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

From: Anne York <york_at_zipcon.com>
Date: Mon, 4 Feb 2008 07:58:19 -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:

citation(package="MASS")

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.



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