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.