[R] Wikipedia plots and tables?

Spencer Graves spencer.graves at structuremonitoring.com
Sun Feb 24 00:24:28 CET 2013

Hi, Jeff:

On 2/23/2013 3:12 PM, Jeff Newmiller wrote:
> If you look at this question objectively, Spencer, would you not agree that this question is entirely off topic here?

       I can understand why you might think that.  However, I believe 
this lists entertains questions dealing with interfacing R with other 
software, e.g., R with Matlab.  I'm using R for this purpose, and it 
seems to me to be a natural question to ask if there are other tools for 
this or other ways of using R for this.

       Beyond that, Wikipedia is one of the most heavily used web sites 
on the Internet.  Any positive reference there to R helps expand the 
recognition of R world wide.

       Where else might it be appropriate to ask such a question?

       Thanks for your reply.

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> Spencer Graves <spencer.graves at structuremonitoring.com> wrote:
>> Hello, All:
>>        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
>> extensions?
>>        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?
>>        Thanks,
>>        Spencer Graves
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