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If a reference is no longer publicly available, should you include the proofs of the results you cite from it?

Yes. If you claim a mathematical result, you must provide readers of your paper a means to establish the correctness of the result. If your proof relies on other people’s work, the details of that ...
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If a reference is no longer publicly available, should you include the proofs of the results you cite from it?

You don't have to do this, but it is not a bad idea. My suggestion would be to include rewritten proofs of what you need in your own paper, or at least the version on the arxiv, and include them there....
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If a reference is no longer publicly available, should you include the proofs of the results you cite from it?

Take care in what you include. Even though the original can't be found, someone, probably the original author, holds copyright to what you have. If you publish it verbatim it will be a copyright ...
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Citing specific R functions in publications?

Based upon you this comments, "I've many packages to cite in the project I'm working on so I made a tiny R package to automatize this process in Quarto and R Markdown", you might be going ...
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Citing specific R functions in publications?

When giving a reference for an R function or package, you should cite the package, and use the citation function to find how the package author wants you to cite it. For example citation("mgcv&...
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Citing specific R functions in publications?

I cannot answer for R specifically as I have little experience with the citation, but I'll provide an answer with a general point of view. But generally, if you are using a particular function, ...
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Citations in Open Source Code

Suppose IntelliSense isn't working and an author must look up the C# TotalMinutes function on Microsoft Docs or the Java FileReader object in Oracle Docs. Think about it this way, if IntelliSense was ...
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Citing specific R functions in publications?

I'm a fellow ecologist and do a lot of software dev, including working on/publishing R packages. It's definitely seen as acceptable in this field to include the names of functions in the manuscript, ...
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Citing specific R functions in publications?

The aim of a citation is to communicate exactly what was done, with the goal of reproducibility. This means providing the code, and ideally, a reference to the environment. I'd cite any relevant ...
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When are there reasons to cite more or fewer sources?

I would say you want more citations for any points that are new, controversial, confusing, and so on but you need fewer for results or methods that are well-established. You also need more for points ...
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