[R-wiki] Beginner - Intermediate - Advanced... new attempt

Gabor Grothendieck ggrothendieck at gmail.com
Sat Jan 28 16:12:39 CET 2006

I must say I find this entire beginner/intermediate/expert baffling.
I have no idea what goes where and to me its an categorization
that is difficult to get right and probably not a good idea.  I would
just omit the whole thing.  If someone can point to another
language that has used such a categorization successfully
I would be willing to modify this viewpoint but I know of none.
I think more useful categorizations have already
been discussed.

On 1/28/06, Philippe Grosjean <phgrosjean at sciviews.org> wrote:
> Hello,
> Following the previous discussion about the icons with three users (some
> people did not like them and found them not very clear nor informative
> enough), I make a second trial.
> This time, there are still three skill levels ("novice", "user" and
> "expert"), but no possible mixture (like "novice" + "user", excluding
> "expert", for instance).
> I also considered Tont Plate's suggestion of an explicit text, but I
> integrate this text in the icon (I also took Ben Bolker's suggestion to
> use road signs ;-).
> I designed three series of icons:
> 1) With text for top of page,
> 2) Big icon without text, for sections on the page and
> 3) small icons without text, to rate with discrete icons lists or table
> of content entries.
> The Wiki site is modified to use these icons, so, you can make your own
> idea more easily. Look for instance at:
> - http://www.sciviews.org/_rgui/wiki/doku.php?id=start for the explanation,
> - http://www.sciviews.org/_rgui/wiki/doku.php?id=rtips:data:import for
> the use in a page and,
> - http://www.sciviews.org/_rgui/wiki/doku.php?id=beginners:introduction
> for usage in a table of content.
> Once again, I am waiting for your valuable comments!
> Best,
> Philippe Grosjean
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