Citation method to cite packages?

I was wondering if Julia had something similar to R’s citation() function with which you can easily get “metadata” about a package, such as its version, authors, title and so on, as well as a bib entry.

Also, I’m curious if it would be feasible (and a good idea) to automatically generate a DOI for a newly registered package to be able to track them?

Maybe this could compel or help users to cite packages?


Not that I know of, but this almost sounds like something Pkg3 should be able to automatically take care of with some nifty PRs.

Here a similar proposal: Features I would like for Julia Package Manager to Provide

Here is pretty much exactly the same proposal: ANN: Our Julia paper in SIAM Review

Like said above someone should just take the effort and make a pull request.

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Thanks for linking these posts!