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provide information on citing pytest formally #3402
hypothesis has a CITATION file in the root of their project for that purpose:
May 26, 2018
Using Zenodo or FigShare seems to be unnecessarily complex, in the sense that accounts will need to be managed and someone will have to own them. At the same time, emulating what
So I'll take the initial suggestion by @obestwalter and create a
I would use the suggested format in which you create both a formal text-based citation you would like people to use as well as a Bibtex-based entry, so it can be used in reference managers with LaTeX. I would use the original author's name since, even in regards to copyright, his name is the only name that appears in full.
While I agree that a DOI is a long term solution, the fact is it is also more complex. You can get a free DOI (by using either Zenodo or FigShare, for example) but AFAIK you need to have an account there to submit upload data.
I'm not sure if it is feasible to have someone be the owner of that account and be responsible for it. The core maintainers (@nicoddemus, for example) should be able to let us know if they wish to use such a service or if having a
I wouldn't know what is the best option, being years since last I wrote a scientific paper and needed citations.
Given that using the
@nicoddemus - Actually, a