How to cite the R package abc

abc is a popular R package that is available at https://cran.r-project.org/web/packages/abc/index.html. 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 abc package have suggested.

Example of an in-text citation

Analysis of the data was done using the abc package (v2.1; Csilléry et al., 2012).

Reference list entry

Csilléry, K., François, O., & Blum, M. G. B. (2012). abc: an R package for approximate Bayesian computation (ABC): R package: abc. Methods in Ecology and Evolution, 3(3), 475–479.

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 abc package v2.1 (1).

Reference list entry

1.

Csilléry K, François O, Blum MGB. abc: an R package for approximate Bayesian computation (ABC): R package: abc. Methods Ecol Evol. 2012 Jun;3(3):475–9.

BibTeX

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

BibTeX
@ARTICLE{Csillery2012-fc,
  title     = "abc: an {R} package for approximate Bayesian computation
               ({ABC)}: {R} package: abc",
  author    = "Csill{\'e}ry, Katalin and Fran{\c c}ois, Olivier and Blum,
               Michael G B",
  journal   = "Methods Ecol. Evol.",
  publisher = "Wiley",
  volume    =  3,
  number    =  3,
  pages     = "475--479",
  month     =  jun,
  year      =  2012,
  url       = "http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.2041-210x.2011.00179.x",
  copyright = "http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/termsAndConditions\#vor",
  language  = "en",
  issn      = "2041-210X",
  doi       = "10.1111/j.2041-210x.2011.00179.x"
}

RIS

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

RIS
TY  - JOUR
AU  - Csilléry, Katalin
AU  - François, Olivier
AU  - Blum, Michael G B
TI  - abc: an R package for approximate Bayesian computation (ABC): R package:
      abc
T2  - Methods Ecol. Evol.
VL  - 3
IS  - 3
SP  - 475-479
PY  - 2012
DA  - 2012/6
PB  - Wiley
SN  - 2041-210X
DO  - 10.1111/j.2041-210x.2011.00179.x
UR  - http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.2041-210x.2011.00179.x
ER  - 

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abc R package release history

VersionRelease date
2.02014-07-11
1.82013-10-29
1.72013-06-06
1.62012-08-14
1.52012-08-08
1.42011-09-04
1.32011-05-10
1.22011-01-15
1.12010-10-11
1.02010-10-05