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So, I would like to start this topic to vote (and make available) the BibTeX entry for a post in the Mathematica SE community.

It seems to be of general interest to have the possibility to cite the authors of codes developed and posted in this community. I believe this is the best way to avoid plagiarism and recognize the effort of those contributors.

  • I've pinged the SE folks about this. – rm -rf Apr 4 '13 at 19:30
  • I'll change my username to "Mr. belisarius" ASAP. (or perhaps I'll wait to see "Mr. Toad" around) – Dr. belisarius Apr 5 '13 at 0:00
  • Is this really a common enough use case to ask for integration into the site? Most posts are not really cite-worthy, at least in an academic setting. – Szabolcs Apr 5 '13 at 0:58
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    @Szabolcs I'll give you an example: my post about the Helio Chart for canonical correlation analysis resulted in a great way to display the relationship between two sets of variables. So I really need to use the chart. So what should I do? Simply put the chart in my paper? Instead of that I prefer to put the code as an appendix citing the original source... So in my opinion it should be allowed to avoid, as said, plagiarism. – Rod Apr 5 '13 at 11:16
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    Of course it's allowed to cite posts :-) I was just wondering if this is a common enough thing that the site should have special support to generate bibtex for it (which can be easily written by hand anyway) – Szabolcs Apr 5 '13 at 14:00
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    Can you add some examples of where this would've come in handy to the post here? – Shog9 Apr 8 '13 at 17:25

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