Citation or Reference ?

Thure etzold at ebi.ac.uk
Fri May 30 11:22:25 EST 1997


On 29 May 1997, Guy Bottu wrote:

> I have noticed that in the Icarus files that accompany the SRS 5.05
> distribution the name of a magazine is sometimes called Reference
> (e.g. embl, genbank, swissprot) and sometimes Citation (e.g. tffactor).
> 
> Is there a reason for this difference ? If not, for the sake of
> remaining consistent, I feel that we should always use the same name.
> The only question is which to choose.

there is no real reason for this. Often the name just came from the
description of the data-fields from the databank distribution.
You are right and in SRS they should be called the same - do you
have any preference? I would prefer "Reference"

regards
Thure





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