[R] R-(wiki)-pedia?

Wiener, Matthew matthew_wiener at merck.com
Thu Oct 7 20:23:32 CEST 2004

When you think there should be new links, or can offer an example you think
would be clearer, it might be worth submitting a documentation modification
proposal (through the bug tracking link on the R home page, for example).
That would improve the basic documentation, which is what most people will
see first.

Matt Wiener

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[mailto:r-help-bounces at stat.math.ethz.ch] On Behalf Of Dan Bolser
Sent: Thursday, October 07, 2004 1:30 PM
To: Gabor Grothendieck
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Subject: Re: [R] R-(wiki)-pedia?

On Wed, 6 Oct 2004, Gabor Grothendieck wrote:

>Dan Bolser <dmb <at> mrc-dunn.cam.ac.uk> writes:
>: Is there an R wiki?
>: Looking at the huge amount of traffic on this list, I think wiki could be
>: an exelet outlet for all the constructive enthusiasm here.
>: I don't think it would be too hard to port the existing R documentation
>: (the stuff you get with the ?) onto a wiki system, then users could add
>: their own examples and comments. 
>: Having distinct web page style organization would be easier to navigate
>: than the mailing list archives. I like the online version of the R-docs,
>: but I miss 'user comments' and I miss being able to fix trivial things.
>: The user contributed links could supply the best statistical online
>: resources to supplement the R-documentation, with links to the relevant
>: FAQ's and Tutorials supplementing the whole thing.
>: Now I have said it this sounds too good to not exist already... Anyone
>: dumped the R-documentation onto a wiki system?
>: Given the capability of R to be integrated into web pages, this could be
>: really really great. 
>: Cheers,
>: Dan.
>There is one at
>Unfortunately, no one seems to use it.

I just added some pages... I think it would be great if people could get
motivated to contribute to something like this. Its one of those cases of
just getting the ball rolling...

Do you think you can dump the existing R-docs into this wiki as a
framework to get things going?

So often I read the docks and think, now if only this linked here, and if
only this example were more clear etc...

After I solve my problem I want to fix the docs. Wiki would let me do

How about you host a 'best diff in 30 days' competition each month, and
winning contributors could be announced on the list?

Can we integrate R-embedded web pages into the wiki?

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