t-SNE is described in (Van der Maaten & Hinton 2008), while the Barnes-Hut t-SNE implementation is described in (Van der Maaten 2014). To cite the Rtsne package specifically, use (Krijthe 2015).

L.J.P. van der Maaten and G.E. Hinton. Visualizing High-Dimensional Data Using t-SNE. Journal of Machine Learning Research 9(Nov):2579-2605, 2008.

L.J.P. van der Maaten. Accelerating t-SNE using Tree-Based Algorithms. Journal of Machine Learning Research 15(Oct):3221-3245, 2014.

Jesse H. Krijthe (2015). Rtsne: T-Distributed Stochastic Neighbor Embedding using a Barnes-Hut Implementation, URL: https://github.com/jkrijthe/Rtsne

Corresponding BibTeX entries:

  @Article{,
    title = {Visualizing High-Dimensional Data Using t-SNE},
    volume = {9},
    pages = {2579-2605},
    year = {2008},
    author = {L.J.P. {van der Maaten} and G.E. Hinton},
    journal = {Journal of Machine Learning Research},
  }
  @Article{,
    title = {Accelerating t-SNE using Tree-Based Algorithms},
    volume = {15},
    pages = {3221-3245},
    year = {2014},
    author = {L.J.P. {van der Maaten}},
    journal = {Journal of Machine Learning Research},
  }
  @Manual{,
    title = {{Rtsne}: T-Distributed Stochastic Neighbor Embedding using
      Barnes-Hut Implementation},
    author = {Jesse H. Krijthe},
    year = {2015},
    note = {R package version 0.13},
    url = {https://github.com/jkrijthe/Rtsne},
  }