[Rd] citation question

Gabor Grothendieck ggrothendieck at gmail.com
Wed May 16 21:13:27 CEST 2007

This is how one package handled it:

> packageDescription("RSVGTipsDevice")$Author
[1] "Tony Plate <tplate at acm.org>, based on RSVGDevice by T
Jake\nLuciani <jakeluciani at yahoo.com>"

On 5/16/07, Ben Bolker <bolker at zoo.ufl.edu> wrote:
>  I want to put the correct information into the "author" field
> of the DESCRIPTION file for my bbmle package, which is a modified
> and extended version of the mle code in the stats4 package.
>  If I put only myself as author I feel like I'm ignoring the
> contribution of R-Core (and I think Peter Dalgaard in particular)
> in writing the original code.  If I add "R Development Core
> Team" to the author list I feel I am suggesting that they
> might be responsible for my changes.  Neither seems entirely
> appropriate.
>  Suggestions?
>  Ben Bolker
> PS this is my current DESCRIPTION file:
> Package: bbmle
> Title: Maximum likelihood estimation
> Version: 0.7
> Date: 2007/05/16
> Author: Ben Bolker
> Maintainer: Ben Bolker <bolker at zoo.ufl.edu>
> Depends: R (>= 2.0.0), methods, stats, graphics
> Description: Methods and functions for fitting maximum likelihood models
> in R. This package modifies and extends the mle classes in the stats4
> library, written by the R Development Core Team.
> License: GPL
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