Attributing code from users

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Attributing code from users

Postby bagnall » Thu May 06, 2010 6:14 pm

What's etiquette for proper attribution of code that I pick up on this forum? Specifically, I have used gartland's dynamic clamp model http://www.neuron.yale.edu/phpBB/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=1670&p=5920&hilit=gartland#p5914 to attach synaptic conductances to my model. But I don't know who gartland is to credit him/her, and a quick pubmed of "gartland dynamic clamp" or "gartland neuron" didn't bring up anything useful. Should I simply state in the manuscript I am writing that we implemented a dynamic clamp electrode with custom-written code?
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Re: Attributing code from users

Postby ted » Fri May 07, 2010 3:51 pm

Very decent of you to consider such attribution. Some of the pirates I have known would merely steal all the ideas they can and then publish them as their own. Arrrgh!

Most user profiles include an email address. To find a user's profile, search for a post by that user, then notice the little
"by whozits"
below the title of the post (upper left hand corner). Click on the
whozits
part and you'll see the user's profile, in the left side of which you may note a link for email and/or another link for "private messages" through the Forum's own messaging system.
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Re: Attributing code from users

Postby bagnall » Mon May 10, 2010 11:18 pm

Thanks! It turned out I was able to ID him from the user name and location corresponding to reality, and so could contact him over email.
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