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Embedding R in the Mediawiki


  • Sigbert Klinke
  • Olga Zlatkin-Troitschanskaia


Teaching statistics to students in our area of economics and educational science often brings about the problem that students have either forgottentheir statistical knowledge, or have taken different classes than the ones we offer in basic statistics. We therefore need some kind of statistical dictionary where we, as teachers, can refer to a common base and where students can look up specific terms. The Wikipedia - a general online encyclopaedia - compelled us to use a wiki for our dictionary. While the Wikipedia contains a large number of statistical terms, these are often too long and detailed to be visual displayed in lectures very well and some more specific terms are not included.

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  • Sigbert Klinke & Olga Zlatkin-Troitschanskaia, 2007. "Embedding R in the Mediawiki," SFB 649 Discussion Papers SFB649DP2007-061, Sonderforschungsbereich 649, Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:hum:wpaper:sfb649dp2007-061

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    R; wiki; Mediawiki;

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    • C63 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Mathematical Methods; Programming Models; Mathematical and Simulation Modeling - - - Computational Techniques

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