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[Python-Dev] Official citation for Python


Terry -- For clarification, the format question was not a style question.
It was a reference to the one versus many that I wrote in the explainer.
Yes... there are many prescribed formats already. That is the easy part.

-Jackie

On Sun, Sep 9, 2018 at 11:33 PM Terry Reedy <tjreedy at udel.edu> wrote:

> On 9/9/2018 3:43 PM, Jacqueline Kazil wrote:
> > <http:///>The PSF has received a few inquiries asking the question ?
> > ?How do I cite Python??So, I am reaching out to you all to figure this
> out.
> >
> > (For those that don?t know my background, I have been in academia for a
> > bit as a Ph.D student and have worked at the Library of Congress writing
> > code to process Marc records <https://www.loc.gov/marc/bibliographic/>,
> > among other things.)
> >
> > IMHO the citation for Python should be decided upon by the Python
> > developers and should live somewhere on the site.
> >
> > Two questions to be answered?
> >
> >  1. What format should it take?
>
> There are by now formats for citing web documents.  I presume style
> guides now include such.  Try a current version of the Chicago Manual of
> Style.  (not sure of exact title).  I will ask a university professor
> who should know more than I.
>
> >  2. Where does it live on the site?
>
> On https://bugs.python.org/issue26597, I suggested the Copyright page.
> I now think a link to 'Citing these Documents' on
> https://docs.python.org/3/
> would be even better.
>
> --
> Terry Jan Reedy
>
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