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

Kurt Hornik, Duncan Murdoch, Achim Zeileis

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Computational infrastructure for reprenting 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 themanagement 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.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2011

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SeriesResearch Report Series / Department of Statistics and Mathematics

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