[R] Wikipedia plots and tables?
spencer.graves at structuremonitoring.com
Sat Feb 23 22:59:00 CET 2013
What facilities exist for plots and tables of data in the
standard MediaWiki software beyond the obvious standards?
The standard MediaWiki tables and graphics capabilities seem to
me to be rather clumsy, and I wonder if I'm missing some available
The standard MediaWiki tables are described in a Wikipedia
article on "Help:Table". Wikimedia Foundation projects ask users to
upload photos and graphics Wikimedia Commons -- preferably in scalable
vector graphics (*.svg) format.
For additions I'm making to Wikimedia projects, I'm adding two
things to the Ecdat package, now on R-Forge:
(1) Economics data sets with documentation describing how
to produce a *.svg file, which I then upload to Wikimedia Commons and
use in Wikimedia projects such as Wikipedia, Wikiversity, and Wikinews.
The description of the contribution refers to Ecdat for details.
(2) Functions to facilitate creating and updating data
objects being added.
Are there better ways of producing quality graphics and maybe
interfacing R with MediaWiki projects?
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