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

From: Dan Bolser <dmb_at_mrc-dunn.cam.ac.uk>
Date: Tue 07 Jun 2005 - 06:01:20 EST


On Mon, 6 Jun 2005, Sander Oom wrote:

>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:
>http://www.systat.com/products/SigmaPlot/productinfo/?sec=1003

Also cloning the windows graph picking galery couldn't be a bad thing (could it?)

If you have access to a recent version of excel you will see what I mean. Click a general 'barplot' to see more specific barplots etc.

Dan.

>
>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!
>
>Cheers,
>
>Sander.
>
>



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