[IPython-dev] Concise citations for the Scipy stack

Wes Turner wes.turner at gmail.com
Mon Feb 2 16:06:14 EST 2015

On Mon, Feb 2, 2015 at 1:50 PM, Aron Ahmadia <aron at ahmadia.net> wrote:

> [...]
> Hi Mark,
> As I'm guessing you know, there are a number of reasons to cite academic
> software.  I think first and foremost, you have a responsibility to
> acknowledge contributions that were not your own.  Secondly, you also have
> a responsibility to improve the credibility of your work by enabling others
> to reproduce your analysis.  I agree that you should cite any software
> package that implements algorithms you use for your work, as well as any
> environments that are "transformational."  If you would like others to be
> able to reuse or reproduce your work, it is also important to identify the
> specific versions of software that you used.  In this case, I argue that
> you should cite an identifier (such as release tag or git commit) as well
> as a URL for obtaining that software.
> The advantage of citing Git commits/tags in particular is that they also
> contain complete records tracking authorship.
http://figshare.com and https://zenodo.org/ (CERN) allow authors to
generate archives and citable DOIs for specific revisions of [GitHub]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BibTeX could also be useful.
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