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Following the principles of open science, it is typical for computer science researchers to share source code, tools or datasets accompanying a research paper. Being one of the most popular platforms, GitHub is often used to fulfill this task. While finding the repository associated with a paper usually is not difficult (researchers share the link in the camera-ready version of their paper), the reverse task - the discovery of the associated paper - is a more complicated task. To facilitate this process, researchers often add the citation to the paper to the main README file. However, for quite a while, GitHub facilitates this task allowing one to create a special citation file. The GitHub platform checks the presence of this file in each repository and adds a dropdown button with citation options if it finds it there. In this article, I explain how to add such citation files to your repository.
Although many researchers now prefer to write their papers using various SaaS solutions, such as Overleaf, I still promote an old-style way when everything is installed on your computer. Of course, this approach has some pros and cons. However, in this article, I am not going to discuss them and will concentrate instead on the topic of how to configure forward and inverse search. In particular, I will show how to do this for my setup with LaTeX Workshop, a VS Code extension facilitating text writing in TeX, and Okular, a PDF viewer available for Linux and Windows platforms.
In the previous article, I shared my setup for producing the graphs for research papers. However, recently when I was working on figures for a new paper, I discovered that my setup must be updated. The reason is that the new matplotlib version (since 3.6) produces a warning that the embedded seaborn styles are now deprecated. In this article, I provide the updates to the setup described in the previous article.