[PD] how to cite the Pure Data in a research paper

Mathieu Bouchard matju at artengine.ca
Mon Sep 28 20:17:10 CEST 2009

On Mon, 28 Sep 2009, Frank Barknecht wrote:

> Names are not something you can argue about or that you can "improve". 
> Pd's author called it "Pure Data" and "Pd", so in a scientific paper I 
> would always use these two names/spellings and I'd consider everything 
> else a research negligence by the paper's author. In casual 
> communication like here of course there is more freedom possible.

By a strange coïncidence, yesterday night, Carmen brought to my attention 
the existence of this scientific article about the epidemiology of 
zombies... The author claims to be named «Robert Smith?», question-mark 
included. For something that people can't argue about or «improve», this 
guy's name used up considerable amounts of ink and serious braintime... in 
*several* newspapers' style-guide committees. And in the end, there was no 


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