11 Matching Annotations
  1. Feb 2018
    1. Add this statement to the newspaper_search.R program library(RMySQL)

      I can't figure out where/how to do this.

    2. Tip: Take your time to think about table design and naming since a well designed database will be easier to work with and understand.

      Yes! I like this.

    3. Run the CREATE DATABASE command. Click

      I got briefly stuck on the first sentence before noticing the second sentence says how. Maybe "Run the CREATE DATABASE command by either clicking on the lightning bolt icon in the upper left, or choosing Query > Execute Current Statement in the menu." Actually, I'm still stuck—the lightning bolt is grayed out/unclickable, as is the menu option. I tried both while the command was highlighted, and while the command was not highlighted. I also saved the file and then tried.

    4. However, there are times when databases are very useful including: Placing the results of an R program on a web site where the data can be interacted with. Handling large amounts of data. Storing the results of long running programs so that a program can continue from where it left off in case it was interrupted.

      Nice

    5. R language

      I know there's a good way to google questions about R that gets search results actually about the R language... but can't remember what it is. Might be nice to mention that someone in the less, maybe in a tips section?

    6. Using a database also offered the ability to recover from errors when my R program stopped during processing. Since the database stores the most recently processed work, the R program was able to begin from where it left off before it ran into an error. This was very important because I did not want to waste days of processing by starting over from the beginning.

      Excellent explanation!

    7. relational database

      Brief definition of relational database for folks who don't know exactly what a database is (beyond e.g. "stores stuff")

    8. I wanted to make further improvements to the finding aid by using natural language processing

      Could you provide a brief definition of NLP here, so that novices understand why you wanted to use it?

    9. Introduction

      I really like how you situate this lesson as a response to a real scholarly problem you ran into! You might consider preceding this with a few skimmable points so that visitors can tell whether the lesson fits their needs or not. E.g. with my lesson, I started with:

      1. a single-sentence summary of why you might want to read the lesson (novice-friendly language)
      2. what you'll be able to do by the end of the lesson
      3. any software/hardware requirements
      4. difficulty level of the lesson (do you need any previous knowledge? e.g. knowing what a "finding aid" is or how to make an HTML file like your first index example)
  2. Oct 2014
    1. The search bar can be used to view them all at any time.

      This doesn't read very well. How about "use the search bar to find all annotations with a specific tag"

    2. loaded whenever you return to the document.

      We should really mention that this works when the content changes. Its one of our key features.

      "loaded whenever you return to the document even if the content changes".