[R-pkg-devel] [R] a question of etiquette
m@ech|er @end|ng |rom @t@t@m@th@ethz@ch
Tue Jun 2 16:54:00 CEST 2020
>>>>> Adelchi Azzalini
>>>>> on Tue, 2 Jun 2020 08:32:37 +0200 writes:
> Thanks for this information, Mark. Given the phrase
> "small but important function my package uses", it seems
> that you included in your package some code, reproducing
> it verbatim. Do I understand correctly? In my case, the
> code which I am actually using is the R porting of code
> originally written in another language, namely Matlab.
> Best wishes,
Indeed. I would definitely not list the original Matlab authors as
'aut', but just as 'ctb' (= contributor).
e.g., for the 'robustbase' package, I have, among authors using R
, person("Peter", "Rousseeuw", role="ctb", comment = "Qn and Sn")
Personally, I'd always use a comment = "..." tag mentioning
*what* the contributor (or "co-author") has contributed to.
>> On 1 Jun 2020, at 23:37, R. Mark Sharp <rmsharp using me.com>
>> 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”))
>> Mark 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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