[R] R-(wiki)-pedia?

Witold Eryk Wolski wolski at molgen.mpg.de
Thu Oct 7 21:55:49 CEST 2004

Thomas Petzoldt wrote:

> Tony Plate wrote:
> > At Thursday 11:29 AM 10/7/2004, Dan Bolser wrote:
>>> [snip] 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?
>> If the existing R-docs are "dumped" into a wiki, won't the copy in 
>> the Wiki quickly get out of date? How does one get around this problem?
> And another problem is, how to reverse from something like HTML or XML 
> back to .Rd ? I think that a generic format is absolutely necessary. 
> The generic format we have and not yet another source of confusion.
> If wiki means editing .Rd sources or better: inverse transformation in 
> both sides (without to many loss), it would be nice. Is there really a 
> chance?
Shurely their is. Define an XML schema. Write functions Rd2XML, XML2Rd,  
twiki2XML,  .....
 I am looking since ages for something like R2XML and XML2Rd.
If we can agree on an XML format for the documentation it will be 
something to start with.


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