makeVignetteReference: Make bibtex references for vignettes

Description Usage Arguments Details Value Author(s) Examples

View source: R/bib.R

Description

Make bibtex references for vignettes

Usage

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makeVignetteReference(package, vig = 1, verbose = TRUE, title, author, 
                      type = "pdf", bibtype = "Article", key = NULL)

vigbib(package, verbose = TRUE, ..., vig = NULL)

Arguments

package

a character string, the name of an installed package.

vig

an integer number or a character string identifying a vignette.

verbose

if TRUE, print the references in Bibtex format.

title

a character string, title of the vignette, see Details.

author

a character string, title of the vignette, see Details.

type

a character string, type of the vignette, such as "pdf" or "html". Currently ignored.

bibtype

a character string, Bibtex type for the reference, defaults to "Article".

key

a character string specifying a key for the Bibtex entry. If missing, suitable key is generated automatically.

...

arguments passed by vigbib() to makeVignetteReference().

Details

vigbib() generates Bibtex references for all vignettes in a package. makeVignetteReference() produces a Bibtex entry for a particular vignette.

There seems to be no standard way to cite vignettes in R packages. For vignettes that are complete journal papers (most notably in the Journal of Statistical Software), the authors would usually prefer the papers to be cited, rather than the vignette. In any case, consulting the output of citation("a_package") is the best starting point. If the vignette has been extended substantially after the paper was published, cite both.

In many cases it is sufficient to give the command that opens the vignette, e.g.:

vignette("Inserting_bibtex_references", package = "Rdpack").

makeVignetteReference() makes a Bibtex entry for one vignette. It looks for the available vignettes using character string identifying the vignette by the name that would be identifying the vignette by the index (in the order in which the vignette is returned. If vig is not suitable, a suitable list of alternatives is printed.

For vigbib() it is sufficient to give the name of a package. It accepts all arguments of makeVignetteReference() except vig (actually, supplying vig is equivallent to calling makeVignetteReference() directly).

The remaining arguments can be used to overwrite some automatically generated entries. For example, the vignette authors may not be the same as the package authors.

Value

a bibentry object containing the generated references (the Bibtex entries are also printed, so that they can be copied to a bib file)

Author(s)

Georgi N. Boshnakov

Examples

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vigbib("Rdpack")
makeVignetteReference("Rdpack", vig = 1)
makeVignetteReference("Rdpack", vig = "Inserting_bibtex_references")
## the first few characters of the name suffice:
makeVignetteReference("Rdpack", vig = "Inserting_bib")

## this gives an error but also prints the available vignettes:
## makeVignetteReference("Matrix", vig = "NoSuchVignette")

vigbib("utils")
makeVignetteReference("utils", vig = 1)
## commented out since can be slow:
## high <- installed.packages(priority = "high")
## highbib <- lapply(rownames(high), function(x) try(Rdpack:::vigbib(x, verbose = FALSE)))

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