Citing Python

Terry Reedy tjreedy at
Wed Jun 9 00:29:57 CEST 2004

"Andrew Wilkinson" <ajw140NO at> wrote in message
news:ca4nbn$s6a$1 at
> Has anyone out there cited Python in a paper, if so how did you do it? Is
> there a published paper by Guido van Rossum (or someone similarly
> to the project) that is suitable for this?
> Currently I'm just citing, but I'm not too happy
> that.

I would cite the reference manual which defines the language, and others
have posted that they have done so.  I believe that this is a pretty
standard way to cite a language.  The exact format depends where your paper
is published.

Terry J. Reedy

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