This may not be the correct place to ask such a question. I have read a mathematical paper on multiclass total variation clustering. I wish to use the algorithm in the contents to compare with another clustering result. My question is:
Is there a proper etiquette for asking the author(s) of the paper for their code? Is it rude to do so? Should I just try to figure it out on my own? Or is this something that is common?
One reason why I want to ask is because I am short on time and may not be able to figure it out by my deadline.
Any comments would be greatly appreciated.