[SciPy-dev] Citing SciPy

Travis N. Vaught travis at enthought.com
Fri Jun 4 11:26:16 CDT 2004


Prabhu Ramachandran wrote:

>Hi,
>
>I cite SciPy in my Thesis and need to specify the authors and a year.
>This is what I have so far:
>
>@Misc{,
>  title =     {{SciPy}: Open source scientific tools for {Python}},
>  url = "http://www.scipy.org/"
>}
>
>The bibliography style I use (natbib) requires a year and author
>names.  Any recommendations for these fields?
>
>
>FWIW, this is what I use for SWIG and Python:
>
>@Misc{,
>  author =    {Guido van Rossum and others},
>  title =     {The {Python} programming language},
>  year =         {1991--},
>  url = "http://www.python.org/"
>}
>
>@Misc{,
>  author =       {David Beazley and others},
>  title =        {{SWIG}: Simplified Wrapper and Interface Generator},
>  year =         {1995--},
>  url = "http://www.swig.org"
>}
>
>
>Thanks.
>prabhu
>
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Taking guidance from the Maintainers page 
(http://www.scipy.org/development/maintainers.html) I would explicitly 
list Eric, Travis O., and Pearu with 'and others' as above.  For a date, 
I think 2001-- should do it, e.g.:

@Misc{,
  author =    {Eric Jones, Travis Oliphant, Pearu Peterson and others},
  title =     {{SciPy}: Open source scientific tools for {Python}},
  year =      {2001--},
  url = "http://www.scipy.org/"
}


Granted, I'm no authority, but I noticed nobody else was fielding this 
one.  Let's consider this the standard if this doesn't incite any 
negative response, and I'll make an insightful note bout citing SciPy on 
the scipy.org site ;-)

Regards,

Travis




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