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Who Did What? The Roles of R Package Authors and How to Refer to Them

Hornik, Kurt and Murdoch, Duncan and Zeileis, Achim (2012) Who Did What? The Roles of R Package Authors and How to Refer to Them. The R Journal, 4 (1). pp. 64-69. ISSN 2073-4859

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Abstract

Computational infrastructure for representing persons and citations has been available in R for several years, but has been restructured through enhanced classes "person" and "bibentry" in recent versions of R. The new features include support for the specification of the roles of package authors (e.g. maintainer, author, contributor, translator, etc.) and more flexible formatting/printing tools among various other improvements. Here, we introduce the new classes and their methods and indicate how this functionality is employed in the management of R packages. Specifically, we show how the authors of R packages can be specified along with their roles in package ´DESCRIPTION´ and/or ´CITATION´ files and the citations produced from it.

Item Type: Article
Divisions: Departments > Finance, Accounting and Statistics > Statistics and Mathematics
Forschungsinstitute > Rechenintensive Methoden
Version of the Document: Published
Depositing User: Gertraud Novotny
Date Deposited: 06 Jul 2018 09:41
Last Modified: 06 Jul 2018 10:37
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FIDES Link: https://bach.wu.ac.at/d/research/results/59098/
URI: http://epub.wu.ac.at/id/eprint/6395

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