Every time I’m writing a scientific article about ROS, I’m indecisive about how the write about “bag” files. What do you think? Is there some some authoritative source for the correct “spelling”?
- ROS bag
- ROS Bag
- bag (in italics)
Bags wiki says:
A bag is a file format in ROS for storing ROS message data. Bags – so named because of their .bag extension – have an important role in ROS, …
My comments on these are:
- Looks like what the Bags wiki entry points to, but it can be confused with a backpack by a reader who is not familiar with ROS.
- Correctly points towards a proper noun, but is different from what the Bags wiki says.
- Incorrectly points towards an acronym, which BAG isn’t. But is might be the result of the same process that results in TXT files (although they are actually .txt). This isn’t uncommon (and maybe in the MS-DOS days, they actually were .TXT files).
- It’s name of the tool, not the data format.
- Looks pretty specific, maybe a bit lengthy to be used multiple times.
- Like 5., looks okay but lengthy.
- ??? (but I saw this in other papers)
- Tiresome to write (and remember to put it in italics), but correctly points towards a special term and not a backpack. It is the way it is used on Bags wiki.
- Looks weird in written text.
Thanks for you opinions (or authoritative answers ).