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Re: Do you cite a programining lang?

by eighty-one (Curate)
on Oct 15, 2008 at 18:35 UTC ( #717306=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Do you cite a programining lang?

When you say cite, do you mean as in a citation on a bibliography / works cited section? I've never done this. For the few academic projects where I've utilized programs (aside from undergrad CS work where writing a program WAS the assignment) I have simply stated in the work something such as 'A Perl program was created to determine blah blah blah . . .'

I suppose you could include a copy of the source as an appendix. I've never done so and haven't ever received negative feedback for that, or failing to included some sort of reference in a works cited section. But to be candid, I'm not confident that I've completed enough of such projects to know for sure if I've done everything right.

Hmm, now that I'm reviewing your post and what I just wrote I realize that I automatically assumed you meant an academic manuscript (like a thesis or whatnot), despite other possibilities. Is this academic? What's proper as far as providing a citation might vary by domain.

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Re^2: Do you cite a programining lang?
by BioNrd (Monk) on Oct 16, 2008 at 02:40 UTC
    Thanks for this and all replies. I much appriciate the input.

    You are correct in that it is an academic manuscript. I am in the mode that all software packages/programs (e.g. R: A Language and Environment for Statistical Computing. R Development Core Team. 2008...or SAS. SAS institute inc. 2008...) must be cited.

    So, as I said I have not dealt with this issue before, and I wanted to ask those who are more in the know/may have dealt with this before. So again I appreciate the input!

    Keep your fingers crossed that the manuscript is accepted! It would not be where it is (or really anywhere for that matter) without all the help I have received here! I am eternally grateful for all the wisdom imparted to a beginner.

    ---- Even a blind squirrel finds a nut sometimes.

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