Talk:Abstract Wikipedia/Archive 4

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How to make functions popular

Re: Abstract Wikipedia/Updates/2022-05-05

I read the status update and it is an important question. From my point of view functions are interesting and if I tell people what Wikifunctions is about. I tell that it is a collection of rules, that are used to generate texts from an abstract notation in different languages. The collection includes also other functions that can be used also outside of that for other topics. There the example of computing a volume of a pyramide for example is an interesting description and helps to understand it better. I think it is possible to find a sentence and include based on that sentence the included computions. I think it is important to tell for what functions for generating text are needed and what can be done based on decision tables and predefinition of the words and the forms of the words in a database. This is something where I am sometimes not sure if it is correct when I say that the functions for generating the text are located in Wikifunctions. At the begin I think a more detailed information is more interesting at a technical view. In Germany there are some Podcasts related to the ChaosComputerClub that can be interesting to talk to someone and ask them if they are interested in doing an Episode about Wikifunctions. As far as I know Wikipedia was also promoted at an early phase at the ChaosCommunicationCongress.--Hogü-456 (talk) 20:55, 9 May 2022 (UTC)

Wikimania Hackathon 2022

Will the development team of the Wikimedia Foundation for Wikifunctions attend at the Wikimania or the Hackathon that happens through Wikimania 2022. I am interested in meeting some of the people who work at the Wikimedia Foundation in that team. During the Hackathon my plan is to work further at the conversion of Spreadsheet functions into code. I am interested in creating Graphical User Interfaces for programs in programming language R and in finding ways to create web interfaces and how to connect it with the program in the programming language of choice in the background. Currently I can write programs and can create user interfaces based on Web pages but do not know how to connect these two things. Do you have experience with Graphical User Interfaces for programming language R or how to create a web application that transfers data to the server where data is processed using the programming language of choice and then the data is delivered back. From my point of view enabling people creating user interfaces and connecting these with the code in the background is a big challenge and something that is important for me and useful for Wikifunctions and the users of it. Hogü-456 (talk) 19:37, 20 July 2022 (UTC)

@Hogü-456 Yes! We just had our session proposal accepted. There will also be another related session by Mahir256. Some of the developers will also be around during the Hackathon (depending on timezones, of course).
I'm not sure who is familiar with R, but I'd suggest writing some specific details about your plan/idea/questions for further discussion and detailing (perhaps in a user-subpage to start with, which could then be transferred to phabricator once it's clearer). Hope that helps. Quiddity (WMF) (talk) 21:33, 22 July 2022 (UTC)


Abstract Wikipedia/FAQ seems to be outdated: We plan to have this discussion in early 2022. --Ameisenigel (talk) 19:04, 21 August 2022 (UTC)

@Ameisenigel Thanks, I've changed that item to "late 2022" for now, and will take a closer look at the rest of the page later. Quiddity (WMF) (talk) 18:26, 22 August 2022 (UTC)
Thanks! --Ameisenigel (talk) 18:36, 22 August 2022 (UTC)