Academic citation

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The Lazarus and Free Pascal teams as well as external contributors have invested a lot of time and effort in creating and maintaining the software. Please cite the tools when using them for scientific purposes.

Citing software that was used for a scientific project is also necessary to make research reproducible. Therefore, correct citations contribute to both credibility and scientific utility of publications.

The following citation style is the result of a discussion on the Lazarus forum, which took place over several months in 2016.

Citing Free Pascal

A BibTeX entry for LaTeX users is

 @Manual{,
   title = {Free Pascal: A 32, 64 and 16 bit professional Pascal compiler},
   author = {{Free Pascal Team}},
   year = {1993-2016},
   address = {Fairfax, VA},
   note = {{version} 3.0},
   note = {{rrid} SCR_014360},
   url = {http://www.freepascal.org},
 }

Of course, the version in the foregoing examples should be replaced by the version of the Free Pascal compiler that was used.

Citing Lazarus

A BibTeX entry for LaTeX users is

 @Manual{,
   title = {Lazarus: The professional Free Pascal RAD IDE},
   author = {{Lazarus Team}},
   year = {1993-2016},
   address = {Fairfax, VA},
   note = {{version} 1.6},
   note = {{rrid} SCR_014362},
   url = {http://www.lazarus-ide.org},
 }

Please don't forget to replace the Lazarus version in the examples from above with the version that was used for your scientific project.

Citing documentation

Additionally, you might want to cite official and unofficial handbooks and other documentation. See Pascal and Lazarus Books and Magazines for details.

External links

See also