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License and Citation Information

Citing Halotools

The first "official" release of Halotools (v0.2) was accompanied with a code-release paper, http://arxiv.org/abs/1606.04106. If you use Halotools modules to support your science publication, we ask that you cite this paper in your work, as well as the DOI of the version of the code you used, e.g., DOI 10.5281/zenodo.835894 for v0.5, the current latest release.

Depending on what you use Halotools to do, there may be additional citations that are appropriate. For example, if you use a model in the ~halotools.empirical_models sub-package and/or a simulation in the ~halotools.sim_manager sub-package that has a publications attribute, each of the papers in that list should be cited.

Because Halotools is a large package with modular functionality, it will promote reproducibility of your results if you explicitly state in your paper which features of the code you used, and which version of the package you used. If you used one of the Halotools-provided catalogs, be sure to explicitly declare which catalog, including its version_name.

Throughout the course of your project, one of the Halotools development team may support your work by incorporating a new feature into Halotools, and/or by accelerating the development of an existing feature branch for the sake of your project. In such an event, please consider a co-authorship invitation for that member of the development team in addition to the above citations. You can always request such support by either a private email or by raising a public issue on GitHub and tagging the issue with the feature request label and/or question label.

Halotools License

Halotools is licensed under a 3-clause BSD style license - see the licenses/LICENSE.rst file.

Copyright (c) 2015, Andrew Hearin All rights reserved.

Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or without modification, are permitted provided that the following conditions are met:

  • Redistributions of source code must retain the above copyright notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer.
  • Redistributions in binary form must reproduce the above copyright notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer in the documentation and/or other materials provided with the distribution.
  • Neither the name of the halotools Team nor the names of its contributors may be used to endorse or promote products derived from this software without specific prior written permission.

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