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Questions concerning computer code written or used in the context of a research project or other academic endeavour (including questions on licensing, ownership, sharing, distribution, and formatting of academic source code). For other questions on software (related to academic aspects of using the software rather then developing it), use the `software` tag instead.

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I've found some source code that creates a visualization I like. I've (slightly) modified it and used exclusively my own data in it. Is it right to cite the github repository I acquired the original … code from? I don't want to be improper or misleading at all, but then it's not normal to cite matplotlib, say, which this doesn't feel much different to (except it's code from a single author) so I'm …
asked Aug 13 '17 by Toby Hawkins