[R-pkg-devel] Fwd: [R] a question of etiquette

R. Mark Sharp rm@h@rp @end|ng |rom me@com
Mon Jun 1 23:37:10 CEST 2020


I have a similar situation where I had made all of the typical academic references within the code and documentation for a small but important function my package uses. I was asked by the CRAN reviewers to add the author of that function to the DESCRIPTION Authors using R section. I added the following:
person("Terry", "Therneau", role = c("aut”))

R. Mark Sharp, Ph.D.
Data Scientist and Biomedical Statistical Consultant
7526 Meadow Green St.
San Antonio, TX 78251
mobile: 210-218-2868
rmsharp using me.com

> Begin forwarded message:
> From: Adelchi Azzalini <azzalini using stat.unipd.it>
> Subject: [R] a question of etiquette
> Date: June 1, 2020 at 11:34:00 AM CDT
> To: r-help using r-project.org
> The new version of a package which I maintain will include a new function which I have ported to R from Matlab.
> The documentation of this R function indicates the authors of the original Matlab code, reference to their paper, URL of the source code.
> Question: is this adequate, or should I include them as co-authors of the package, or as contributors, or what else?
> Is there a general policy about this matter?
> Adelchi Azzalini
> http://azzalini.stat.unipd.it/
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