[Rd] citation question

Martin Maechler maechler at stat.math.ethz.ch
Wed May 16 21:59:07 CEST 2007

>>>>> "Ben" == Ben Bolker <bolker at zoo.ufl.edu>
>>>>>     on Wed, 16 May 2007 15:01:31 -0400 writes:

    Ben>   I want to put the correct information into the
    Ben> "author" field of the DESCRIPTION file for my bbmle
    Ben> package, which is a modified and extended version of
    Ben> the mle code in the stats4 package.

    Ben>   If I put only myself as author I feel like I'm
    Ben> ignoring the contribution of R-Core (and I think Peter
    Ben> Dalgaard in particular) in writing the original code.
    Ben> If I add "R Development Core Team" to the author list I
    Ben> feel I am suggesting that they might be responsible for
    Ben> my changes.  Neither seems entirely appropriate.

    Ben>   Suggestions?

I think Gabor's is fine.
{maybe don't give the e-mail address of the R core team; we
 already get e-mails we should not}.

    Ben>   Ben Bolker

    Ben> PS this is my current DESCRIPTION file:

    Ben> Package: bbmle
    Ben> Title: Maximum likelihood estimation
    Ben> Version: 0.7
    Ben> Date: 2007/05/16
    Ben> Author: Ben Bolker
    Ben> Maintainer: Ben Bolker <bolker at zoo.ufl.edu>
    Ben> Depends: R (>= 2.0.0), methods, stats, graphics
    Ben> Description: Methods and functions for fitting maximum likelihood models
    Ben> in R. This package modifies and extends the mle classes in the stats4
    Ben> library, written by the R Development Core Team.
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