[R] Hosting a R Graph Gallery?
mase at is.titech.ac.jp
Mon Feb 21 11:53:23 CET 2005
Mere reference. There is already a wiki-based R graphics library at
Of course, almost all pages are in Japanese and most r-users would feel
difficult to visit (and post an example graphics) a Japanese site :-).
This graphics library pages have been very useful for Japanese R users
to see excellent and diverse graphics capabilities of R. I am looking
forward to the proposed library in near future. From our experience, a
wiki site is an excellent base for such library.
Eric Lecoutre wrote:
> About any graph gallery:
> Philippe Grojean and me did have made some work. Our goal was to add a
> clip library to the SciViews project that would offer access to a graph
> gallery. I was workiong on the production of the gallery, where as
> Philippe is still working on his GUI API. One of the goal is to have
> automatic wizards to make easier the creation of a graphic.
> Here was our approach and some thoughts:
> - We should propose a format for a description file. Here are some
> elements that should be gathered for each graphic function:
> - Name of the function (*)
> - Name of the produced graphic (*)
> - Description of the graphic (*)
> - Number of variables (univariate / bivariate / multivariate...)
> - Types of variables
> - Sample code (sample graph) (*)
> - Package (*)
> The (*) are some information already available in Rd files (except maybe
> sample graph).
> - If someone deos something, I think it would be useful to ensure that
> all is reusable. We should focus on describing graphics. Then, for
> example, SciViews could use the information to create a usable graph
> If someone is interested, I ahve put in the following archive all my
> current code:
> There is no explanation but I would provide comments and help to any
> volonteer (basically, there is a file .ggs with some descriptions as
> stated before and some R code to that produce HTML files).
> The result (the current gallery) is there. It is aimed to be something
> like 300 pixels large. At final step, graph would be clickable with a
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