## 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.

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 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 (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.,

(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
---++ 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

## 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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