Intro to the Wiki

NOTE: This is a copy of an internal tutorial I prepared for NRAO staff some time ago. It uses several plugins that may NOT YET BE INSTALLED HERE on this wiki, so caveat lector!

What is it?

  • Web based COLLABORATION

  • Initially for Software Development, but has many, many other uses (like the WikiPedia).

  • Once you authenticate (log in), you can change any page (so can any other logged in user!)

  • You edit the pages in a web browser directly; once previewed and done, there's a revision history

  • Wiki Wiki is Hawaiian for very quick; You can do things quickly -- with others -- in the Wiki.


Read the Tutorial!

There is a tutorial available at TwentyMinuteTutorial; go read it!

I Don't Have Time to read a *&()$#$%!@# Tutorial!

OK, then stay here and watch smile But you'll probably want to look at the TwentyMinuteTutorial sooner or later.

What Can the Wiki Do?

  • Put "stuff" on the web quickly

  • Work together (collaborate) with colleagues at your site and other NRAO sites

  • Avoid having to learn HTML markup doh (though you can use HTML as well as ShortHand)

  • Quickly create a collaborative "site" or "web" by using WikiWords for linking topics (pages)


Give me some examples!

  • Tracking action items in one or multiple projects through the ActionTrackerPlugin (when it's installed)

  • Easy way to do LaTeX2html, e.g., $W_{out} = {TW_{in}^p\over{\sum_{(i)}W_{in}^{pq} + R\sum_{(i)}W_{in}^{pq}}}$

    (Markup is like LaTeX: %$$W_{out} = {TW_{in}^p\over{\sum_{(i)}W_{in}^{pq} + R\sum_{(i)}W_{in}^{pq}}}$$%

  • You can (once another plugin is installed) edit tables dynamically via convenient web forms elements

  • You can add attachments (including images which are shown inline like my mugshot above; it's a hidden attachment).

  • Once another plugin is installed, you can embed tables and charts dynamically.


Wiki Shorthand quick "how to"

What you type What you get
   * bulleted lists: 3 spaces and an asterisk
   * like this
      * 6 spaces for nested items
  • bulleted lists: 3 spaces and an asterisk
  • like this
    • 6 spaces for nested items
   1 Numbered lists are cool
   1 Because you don't have to count!
      1 You can if you want, though
      3 but TWiki gets it right :-)
  1. Numbered lists are cool
  2. Because you don't have to count!
    1. You can if you want, though
    2. but TWiki gets it right smile
---++ Off with his level 2 Header!

Off with his level 2 header!

Any <strong>html tags</strong> or
<a href="http://www.nrao.edu/">stuff</a>
Any html tags or stuff
Wiki Words like PatrickMurphy become links;
if they don't exist TheyLookLikeThis
Wiki Words like PatrickMurphy become links; if they don't exist TheyLookLikeThis
Links: [[http://www.cv.nrao.edu/][Charlottesville]]
or: [[PatrickMurphyIntroToTwiki][use wiki words]]
Links: Charlottesville or use wiki words

For more info, look at the TextFormattingRules.

Wiki Plugins

See InstalledPlugins for the complete list, and my wiki page for what some of them do.

-- PatrickMurphy - 21 Apr 2004

-- PatrickMurphy - 12 Aug 2004
Error during latex2img:
ERROR: can't find latex at /usr/bin/latex
INPUT:
\documentclass[fleqn,12pt]{article}
\usepackage{amsmath}
\usepackage[normal]{xcolor}
\setlength{\mathindent}{0cm}
\definecolor{teal}{rgb}{0,0.5,0.5}
\definecolor{navy}{rgb}{0,0,0.5}
\definecolor{aqua}{rgb}{0,1,1}
\definecolor{lime}{rgb}{0,1,0}
\definecolor{maroon}{rgb}{0.5,0,0}
\definecolor{silver}{gray}{0.75}
\usepackage{latexsym}
\begin{document}
\pagestyle{empty}
\pagecolor{white}
{
\color{black}
\begin{math}\displaystyle $W_{out} = {TW_{in}^p\over{\sum_{(i)}W_{in}^{pq} + R\sum_{(i)}W_{in}^{pq}}}$\end{math}
}
\clearpage
\end{document}
STDERR:
Topic revision: r6 - 2009-03-17, PatrickMurphy
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