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Re: st: What is the proper way of modifying user-created ado-files. . .

From   Maarten buis <>
Subject   Re: st: What is the proper way of modifying user-created ado-files. . .
Date   Thu, 19 Nov 2009 22:50:38 +0000 (GMT)

--- On Thu, 19/11/09, Roy Wada wrote:
> Anyone interested in presenting their programs as a serious
> academic work should give serious considerations to including a
> citation and a paragraph or two documenting the origins of
> ideas that led to the creation of that program. 

That is an interesting point, how to cite code borrowed from 
another program? I tend to use a three methods. If the 
borrowing is really extensive I tend to contract the other
person and discuss it, typically sugesting that the other person  
can be a co-author. Than for less extensive contributions I 
tend to use a section in the help file called acknowledgements,
and finaly for minor but still noteworthy technical tricks I
sometimes use comments in the code. 

I think I mostly came up with this system by copying the behavior
of other members of this comunity, but I can't remember reading 
anything about it.

-- Maarten

Maarten L. Buis
Institut fuer Soziologie
Universitaet Tuebingen
Wilhelmstrasse 36
72074 Tuebingen


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