Question: Where do you cite R packages such as ggmap in a manuscript?
0
gravatar for devenvyas
2.7 years ago by
devenvyas570
Stony Brook
devenvyas570 wrote:

I am working on a manuscript where none of my analyses were actually done in R, but I used R to make a map figure (using ggmap) and I plotted results generated by other programs using R (some using ggplot2, some using basic functions within R).

In my methods section, I've dropped in sentences at the end of relevant sections basically stating that R (and ggplot2) was used to plot the results; however, my map figure is currently being introduced in the methods (and may end up getting moved into the intro). I am not quite sure where I would include that the map figure was generated with ggmap.

Any advice?

R • 967 views
ADD COMMENTlink modified 2.7 years ago • written 2.7 years ago by devenvyas570

Sorry I don't have a direct solution. I typically search for such keywords eg ggmap or ggplot2 in pubmed central. It will give a list of papers mentioning them and from that the citation used can be obtained.

ADD REPLYlink written 2.7 years ago by microfuge1.0k

I think my question is getting is getting misunderstood. I am not asking where to get the citation. I am asking where within the manuscript would it be appropriate to put the in-text parenthetical citation saying the figure was generated using ggmap?

ADD REPLYlink written 2.7 years ago by devenvyas570
1

How about the figure legend, if you can't include it in methods?

ADD REPLYlink written 2.7 years ago by genomax65k
1
gravatar for Devon Ryan
2.7 years ago by
Devon Ryan89k
Freiburg, Germany
Devon Ryan89k wrote:

Here's the citation information from CRAN.

Edit: In general, if there's something to cite it'll be mentioned in the package vignette or on CRAN/bioconductor. If there's nothing there, just provide a link.

ADD COMMENTlink modified 2.7 years ago • written 2.7 years ago by Devon Ryan89k
Please log in to add an answer.

Help
Access

Use of this site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement and Privacy Policy.
Powered by Biostar version 2.3.0
Traffic: 760 users visited in the last hour