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

From: David Forrest <drf5n_at_maplepark.com>
Date: Tue 07 Jun 2005 - 06:47:40 EST

On Mon, 6 Jun 2005, Dan Bolser wrote:

> On Mon, 6 Jun 2005, Romain Francois wrote:
...
> >It seems that the next improvement to the R Graph Gallery is
> >categorization of the graphics, that way each graph will be easier to
> >find. That step should be done *carefully* if we want to avoid the
> >opposite side-effect : graph not reachable through the categories.
...
>
> I would humbly suggest that the underlying data (graphs/categories/etc) be
> organized in such a way as to allow multiple categorizations. That way
> there could be any number of different categorizations applied to the same
> graphs, as one overall categorization may reflect only one particular
> viewpoint.

Heartily seconded!

> This way the chosen categories (however you decide to choose) would not be
> set in stone, but would be intimatly flexible.
>
> Also a single graph should be allowed to occur under multiple categories
> of a particular categorization.
...

An example of non-hierarchical categorization is the keyword-categorization method used by Wikis. See http://www.usemod.com/cgi-bin/mb.pl?CategoryCategory for an example.

If a graph could be in multiple categories (3d, social science, color, publication ready/published) it could be identified with multiple keywords and dynamically listed in each of the sub-galleries.

Dave

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