There's a trajectory file which I included a sample of in my Appendix. Here's a screenshot:

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Aside from stating in the Appendix text the name of the creator of the file, is there anything more I could do (like what they do for borrowed code: they insert the name of the creator in the code itself) ?

  • You can embed images into questions, as per my edit. – user2768 Sep 12 '19 at 9:01
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    I don't understand your question: I understand you'll stat[e] the name of the [file's] creator, but what does insert the name of the creator in the code itself mean? How can you insert the name of the creator into what looks like a table? – user2768 Sep 12 '19 at 9:03
  • @user2768 Technical writing stuff like ending the caption of a Figure with "(Adapted from reference (60), Fig. 4)" is the proper way to credit the owner of a Figure, I'm just wondering how to do that for a sample of a file – dirtylaundry Sep 12 '19 at 9:40
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    Do it the same way, e.g., Table ... (Source: XYZ.) or Table ... [1]. – user2768 Sep 12 '19 at 10:08

You could ask the original author to put the data in a data repository (like Zeonodo or Figshare) and claim a doi for it. That makes the data object citeable in its own respect and you can give credit in a persistent way (as a bonus you get the author to think about licensing of their data).

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