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

From: Dan Bolser <dmb_at_mrc-dunn.cam.ac.uk>
Date: Tue 07 Jun 2005 - 08:32:01 EST


On Mon, 6 Jun 2005, David Forrest wrote:

>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.

MediaWiki has a nice system of categorization, it also makes galleries of images which have been categorized.

It could be nice to have a mediaWiki R page...

>
>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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