[Python-ideas] Add a __cite__ method for scientific packages

Guido van Rossum guido at python.org
Thu Jun 28 17:41:24 EDT 2018

One more thing. There's precedent for this: when you start an interactive
Python interpreter it tells you how to get help, but also how to get
copyright, credits and license information:

$ python3
Python 3.6.6 (v3.6.6:4cf1f54eb7, Jun 26 2018, 19:50:54)
[GCC 4.2.1 Compatible Apple LLVM 6.0 (clang-600.0.57)] on darwin
Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.
>>> credits
    Thanks to CWI, CNRI, BeOpen.com, Zope Corporation and a cast of
    for supporting Python development.  See www.python.org for more

It makes total sense to add citations/references to this list (and those
should probably print a reference for Python followed by instructions on
how to get references for other packages and how to properly add a
reference to your own code).

--Guido van Rossum (python.org/~guido)
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