FAQ Editing

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How to create a new page ?

On the browser address bar type : cepm.cs.odu.edu/<name of page> or cepm.cs.odu.edu/<namespace> : <name of page>

How does formatting work ?

https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Help:Formatting

How to insert images ?

[[File:filename.extension|options|caption]]

see also:

https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Help:Images

How to insert formulas ?

Write it in latex and convert it to image and upload it as usual.

One way is to use an online service like http://quicklatex.com/

Tip: in the image page add the latex code for future reference

How to (easily) create tables ?

http://www.tablesgenerator.com/mediawiki_tables

How to convert mediawiki tables to Latex tables

save the table in a text file and then use pandoc

pandoc <input_file.txt> -f mediawiki -t latex --standalone -o <output_file.tex>

How to insert code snippets with syntax highlight ?

Warp them in <syntaxhighlight> </syntaxhighlight> tags

example:

<syntaxhighlight lang="python" line='line'>
def quickSort(arr):
	less = []
	pivotList = []
	more = []
	if len(arr) <= 1:
		return arr
	else:
		pass
</syntaxhighlight>
1 def quickSort(arr):
2 	less = []
3 	pivotList = []
4 	more = []
5 	if len(arr) <= 1:
6 		return arr
7 	else:
8 		pass

For more see https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:SyntaxHighlight

How to insert citations ?

Wrap reference inside <ref> </ref>

example:

The Sun is pretty big.<ref>E. Miller, ''The Sun'', (New York: Academic Press, 2005), 23-5.</ref> 
The Moon, however, is not so big.<ref>''R. Smith, "Size of the Moon", ''Scientific American'', 46 (April 1978): 44-6.</ref>

<references />

The Sun is pretty big.[1] The Moon, however, is not so big.[2]

References

  1. E. Miller, The Sun, (New York: Academic Press, 2005), 23-5.
  2. R. Smith, "Size of the Moon", Scientific American, 46 (April 1978): 44-6.

For more see https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:Cite#Usage