How to cite the Bioconductor package affy

affy is a popular Bioconductor package that is available at https://bioconductor.org/packages/affy. By citing R packages in your paper you lay the grounds for others to be able to reproduce your analysis and secondly you are acknowledging the time and work people have spent creating the package.

APA citation

Formatted according to the APA Publication Manual 7th edition. Simply copy it to the references page as is.

APA

The minimal requirement is to cite the R package in text along with the version number. Additionally, you can include the reference list entry the authors of the affy package have suggested.

Example of an in-text citation

Analysis of the data was done using the affy package (v1.68.0; Gautier et al., 2004).

Reference list entry

Gautier, L., Cope, L., Bolstad, B. M., & Irizarry, R. A. (2004). affy--analysis of Affymetrix GeneChip data at the probe level. Bioinformatics, 20(3), 307–315.

Vancouver citation

Formatted according to Vancouver style. Simply copy it to the references section as is.

Vancouver

Example of an in-text citation

Analysis of the data was done using the affy package v1.68.0 (1).

Reference list entry

1.

Gautier L, Cope L, Bolstad BM, Irizarry RA. affy--analysis of Affymetrix GeneChip data at the probe level. Bioinformatics. 2004 Feb 12;20(3):307–15.

BibTeX

Reference entry in BibTeX format. Simply copy it to your favorite citation manager.

BibTeX
@ARTICLE{Gautier2004-sq,
  title     = "affy--analysis of Affymetrix {GeneChip} data at the probe level",
  author    = "Gautier, L and Cope, L and Bolstad, B M and Irizarry, R A",
  journal   = "Bioinformatics",
  publisher = "Oxford University Press (OUP)",
  volume    =  20,
  number    =  3,
  pages     = "307--315",
  month     =  feb,
  year      =  2004,
  url       = "http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/bioinformatics/btg405",
  language  = "en",
  issn      = "1367-4803, 1460-2059",
  doi       = "10.1093/bioinformatics/btg405"
}

RIS

Reference entry in RIS format. Simply copy it to your favorite citation manager.

RIS
TY  - JOUR
AU  - Gautier, L
AU  - Cope, L
AU  - Bolstad, B M
AU  - Irizarry, R A
TI  - affy--analysis of Affymetrix GeneChip data at the probe level
T2  - Bioinformatics
VL  - 20
IS  - 3
SP  - 307-315
PY  - 2004
DA  - 2004/2/12
PB  - Oxford University Press (OUP)
SN  - 1367-4803
DO  - 10.1093/bioinformatics/btg405
UR  - http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/bioinformatics/btg405
ER  - 

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