Re: [R] R Graph Gallery : categorization of the graphs

From: Sander Oom <>
Date: Tue 07 Jun 2005 - 01:48:31 EST

Barry Rowlingson wrote:
> Romain Francois wrote:

>> Graphics will be classified in :
>>   - categories
>>   - sub-categories within those categories
>> So far so good.

> Maybe, maybe not! Would a system of keywords work better than strict
> hierarchical categories, as long as plots can have more than one keyword
> attached? Someone might be interested in all 3d plots, or all plots
> related to model fitting, and these categories may not be distinct!
> Barry
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The whole point of a gallery is to show something to the user before the user knows what he is looking for. The R help functions currently available are hopeless when you have a picture of a graph in your head without knowing the required commands.

Thus a gallery based on some categorization is required. The gallery already has a search facility for 'un-categorized' searching. At the same time the gallery will provide cross links between different graphs using the same command/package or other similarities.

I suggested that the categorization for sigmaplot graphs could be a useful start:

The gallery is based on a database, so keyword searching is no problem.

Of course graphs will likely be members of more then one sub-category. This is also no problem thanks to the database approach!

Hopefully we can agree on a categorization, such that we can start populating the gallery!



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