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 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?

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!

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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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