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Title: Document how to cite Python
Type: enhancement Stage:
Components: Documentation Versions: Python 3.6, Python 3.5, Python 2.7
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Status: open Resolution:
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Assigned To: docs@python Nosy List: docs@python, steven.daprano, terry.reedy
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Created on 2016-03-21 00:44 by steven.daprano, last changed 2016-03-21 02:47 by terry.reedy.

Messages (2)
msg262096 - (view) Author: Steven D'Aprano (steven.daprano) * (Python committer) Date: 2016-03-21 00:44
Add either a FAQ or a new page under "Meta Information" in the documentation for how to formally cite Python in scientific papers or other academic situations.

See thread on Python-Ideas here for justification and further discussion:

https://mail.python.org/pipermail/python-ideas/2016-March/038816.html
msg262100 - (view) Author: Terry J. Reedy (terry.reedy) * (Python committer) Date: 2016-03-21 02:47
Either a new page under 'Meta' or combined with 'Copyright'.

For future reference, sys has multiple information constants and functions.  Indeed, 'copyright' is an alias for sys.copyright, added by the site module.  Sys would, I think, be the best place to put a citation() function, should you propose one.  It would then be indexed, but not intrusive on startup.
History
Date User Action Args
2016-03-21 02:47:57terry.reedysetnosy: + terry.reedy

messages: + msg262100
versions: + Python 2.7, Python 3.5, Python 3.6
2016-03-21 00:44:32steven.dapranocreate