[Rd] Wikis (was about prod(numeric(0)))

Ben Bolker bolker at zoo.ufl.edu
Tue Jan 10 01:26:22 CET 2006

Tony Plate <tplate <at> acm.org> writes:

 > Since the virtue and reliability of Wikis was brought up, I created a R
 > Wiki page for this at
 > Anyone: please correct errors and improve it!
 > Tony Plate

   OK, now I have another question:
I see a wiki at
administered by Detlef Steuer
   I see another at http://www.sciviews.org/_rgui/wiki/doku.php
(Phillippe Grosjean)
which is nominally geared toward beginners/GUI interfaces.

  I'm not saying I could do any better, but both of these look
as though they'd be pretty hard to get into if you were really
a beginner or intermediate R user looking for info ... Paul
John's Rtips (http://www.ku.edu/~pauljohn/R/Rtips.html) is actually
about the best example about there -- the flat hierarchy might not
work too well for a really big wiki, but having at least
a good first-level hierarchy set up (and making sure that
what new users see is not a lot of detail about how to extend
the wiki) seems really important.

   Sorry to criticize, but I am happy to start working
on populating a wiki -- but only if the structure is there
so that I can figure out where to put stuff and hope that
someone who needs it will ever be able to find it ...

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