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How to cite NumPy in BibTex?

The Scipy citing page recommends:

Travis E, Oliphant. A guide to NumPy, USA: Trelgol Publishing, (2006).

Is it correct to use:

@Misc{numpy,
  author =    {Travis Oliphant},
  title =     {{NumPy}: A guide to {NumPy}},
  year =      {2006--},
  howpublished = {USA: Trelgol Publishing},
  url = "http://www.numpy.org/",
  note = {[Online; accessed <today>]}
 }

Or should I cite just SciPy?

Research Gate

On Research Gate, the citation suggested is:

@book{book,
author = {Oliphant, Travis},
year = {2006},
month = {01},
pages = {},
title = {Guide to NumPy}
}

Or cite as a book?

  • Why is there a publisher if it is an online resource? – Federico Poloni Nov 28 '18 at 13:40
  • Also, there is a spurious "Numpy" in the title, and the capitalization is inconsistent. – Federico Poloni Nov 28 '18 at 13:42
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    As a formatting suggestion, rather than misc, maybe use manual? – Richard Erickson Nov 28 '18 at 15:22
  • @RichardErickson Could you give an example as an answer? And A guide to NumPy is a Book, maybe cite as a book? or manual? – danieltakeshi Nov 28 '18 at 15:27
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    @danieltakeshi, You have the fields correct. A books or manual may be formatted differently than misc. It depends upon your style file and where you are trying to publish. That venue's specific requirements may prefer one method over another. – Richard Erickson Nov 28 '18 at 16:17
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Looks right to me. That's how they ask to be cited, and it seems reasonable. Indeed, this discussion also agrees that citing the user manual is the right choice.

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    Note that this answer refers to the first option ($Misc{...) as correct. The second option was added to the question after this answer was posted. – AstroFloyd Jan 26 at 16:20
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The proposed citation seems correct. I found the same at http://www.citebay.com/how-to-cite/numpy/.

@book{oliphant2006guide, 
  title={A guide to NumPy}, 
  author={Oliphant, Travis E}, 
  volume={1}, 
  year={2006}, 
  publisher={Trelgol Publishing USA} 
}
  • Answer edited. Thank you for feedback. – Jan Vrba Jun 17 at 16:47

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