I miss a "thank you" or "like" button on this mailing list. Looks great.
Thank you!
Alice.

On Tue, May 5, 2015 at 10:53 PM, Aleksey Bilogur <aleksey.bilo...@gmail.com>
wrote:

> Was this why it was offline on meta for a couple of weeks?
>
> Amazing! I have an immediate use for this on the en.wikipedia.
> On May 5, 2015 4:25 PM, "Yuri Astrakhan" <yastrak...@wikimedia.org> wrote:
>
> > Starting today, editors can use *<graph>* tag to include complex graphs
> and
> > maps inside articles.
> >
> > *Demo:* https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:Graph/Demo
> > *Vega's demo:*
> http://trifacta.github.io/vega/editor/?spec=scatter_matrix
> > *Extension info:* https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:Graph
> > *Vega's docs:* https://github.com/trifacta/vega/wiki
> > *Bug reports:* https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/ - project tag #graph
> >
> > Graph tag support template parameter expansion. There is also a Graphoid
> > service to convert graphs into images. Currently, Graphoid is used in
> case
> > the browser does not support modern JavaScript, but I plan to use it for
> > all anonymous users - downloading large JS code needed to render graphs
> is
> > significantly slower than showing an image.
> >
> > Potential future growth (developers needed!):
> > * Documentation and better tutorials
> > * Visualize as you type - show changes in graph while editing its code
> > * Visual Editor's plugin
> > * Animation <https://github.com/trifacta/vega/wiki/Interaction-Scenarios
> >
> >
> > Project history: Exactly one year ago, Dan Andreescu (milimetric) and Jon
> > Robson demoed Vega visualization grammar <
> https://trifacta.github.io/vega/
> > >
> > usage in MediaWiki. The project stayed dormant for almost half a year,
> > until Zero team decided it was a good solution to do on-wiki graphs. The
> > project was rewritten, and gained many new features, such as template
> > parameters. Yet, doing graphs just for Zero portal seemed silly. Wider
> > audience meant that we now had to support older browsers, thus Graphoid
> > service was born.
> >
> > This project could not have happened without the help from Dan Andreescu,
> > Brion Vibber, Timo Tijhof, Chris Steipp, Max Semenik,  Marko Obrovac,
> > Alexandros Kosiaris, Jon Robson, Gabriel Wicke, and others who have
> helped
> > me develop,  test, instrument, and deploy Graph extension and Graphoid
> > service. I also would like to thank the Vega team for making this amazing
> > library.
> >
> > --Yurik
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