Re: [R] Authoring a book

From: Tom Backer Johnsen <>
Date: Thu 24 Aug 2006 - 23:08:57 EST

Peter Dalgaard wrote:

> Tom Backer Johnsen <> writes:

>> Me and some colleagues are planning to write a textbook together
>> ("Statistics using R") where the target audience for the book is
>> psychologists and students of psychology.
>> We thought that it might be a good idea to use a Wiki when writing the
>> text. Is that a good idea? Does anybody have any experience in that
>> direction? What alternatives are there?
>> The tool (Wiki) would have to be able to handle tables and
>> mathematical formulas in some manner, and of course, some mechanism to
>> export the contents to a word processor in the final stages.
>> I have my own server, Windows, based on Apache, PhP, and MySQL.
> SVN and LaTeX would be my tools of choice.

A very different approach. SVN is not something I am aquainted with, but should be worth looking into. As to LaTex, the closest I have worked with is Lyx.

The problem is, there are two other authors I have to persuade to learn new tools. So, it might be too complex.



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