[OS X TeX] Semi-OT
will at guerilla.net.au
Sat Jan 22 11:29:13 EST 2005
On 23 Jan 2005, at 2:44 AM, Maarten Sneep wrote:
> On the other hand, when you cite references [2-14], the author-year
> makes me forget what the whole sentence was about in the first place,
> because you'd have to read past half a page of authors and years.
Ah, that's true. Certainly wouldn't have an easy way around that with
> Since most physics articles use numbered references, I've never
> published with an author year system. What I tend to do to prevent the
> above mess, is to cite like: "... and it was claimed by Robertson et
> al.  that such-and-such ..."
That's because -you're- clever :) In that situation I have basically no
problem with numbered references. It's the mis-use of numbered
references (using them as nouns or whatever) that gets me. I realise I
sound a little contradictory at this stage. Forgive me, it's late.
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