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Releasing a Book with Wikipedia article link[edit]

Hello, I'm a newbie so maybe this is a silly question:

I wrote a fictional book which is set in Esino Lario during Wikimania 2016 . I have two questions: 1) Can I publish-release the book somewhere in Wikimedia? 2) I'd like to link some place/event/facts that are in the book to Wikipedia article, did anyone make it already? can you give me any example?

Note: The book is written in Italian.

Mazrul (discusscontribs) 14:15, 2 July 2016 (UTC)Mazrul

Hi, Mazrul. Wikibooks doesn't publish fiction. But, I suggest you ask at the forum at Meta; perhaps folks there can offer a wider perspective on your options. --Pi zero (discusscontribs) 14:42, 2 July 2016 (UTC)
Dear Mazrul,
That sounds like a fun project.
I believe that every topic is on-topic on at least one wiki.
While writing new fiction is off-topic here at Wikibooks, it is on topic at the Fiction Wiki[1] and many other writing wiki[2].
I see that over 100 Italian-language wiki are listed at the WikiIndex[3] -- please tell me about any others not yet listed, or add them yourself. Alas, I am not yet good enough in Italian to see which one is the best for writing new fiction.
--DavidCary (discusscontribs) 01:53, 9 July 2016 (UTC)

Thankyou I'll give a try! Mazrul (discusscontribs) 19:37, 27 July 2016 (UTC)

Proposal for a Guide to Musical Instruments...[edit]

Recently User:Beeswaxcandle transcribed a 1917 book entitled Instruments of the Modern Symphony Orchestra at Wikisource.

I was wondering if there would be any interest in there being something broadly like this on Wikibooks, covering the instruments (and effects) in the General Midi list (which I think is 128 instruments + various drum kits.)

The thought was to initaly perhaps import the book mentioned above and update it slightly.

Each page would ideally have an infobox which listed things like tonal range, tunings, stero postions, GM instrument number and so on.

Would anyone be interested in writing such a work? ShakespeareFan00 (discusscontribs) 10:56, 8 January 2017 (UTC)

@ShakespeareFan00: That would be great. All I could add is things like copyediting, inter-linking, and adding media. —Justin (koavf)TCM 21:59, 8 January 2017 (UTC)
My next question would be how do I start a project here? ShakespeareFan00 (discusscontribs) 21:01, 9 January 2017 (UTC)
@ShakespeareFan00: Our main repository of how-to about the project is, with thematic consistency, a book: Using Wikibooks. --Pi zero (discusscontribs) 23:31, 9 January 2017 (UTC)
I second the idea, ShakespeareFan00 and myself talked a bit on IRC and there may be some sections I could collaborate on. Penskins (discusscontribs) 21:06, 9 January 2017 (UTC)
@ShakespeareFan00: Additionally, I know how to play trumpet and a little bit of bass guitar so I can help out on those sections. Please {{Ping}} me if you get it off the ground. —Justin (koavf)TCM 19:35, 10 January 2017 (UTC)

number bases[edit]

  • I am not sure if this is the correct place or project to post this request, but I was wondering if anyone could generate a table listing numbers (say 1000) in different bases (e.g. base 10, 2, 4, 8, 16, 32, 64) on one of the Wikimedia projects? I couldn't find anything like that (just a table of numbers in different bases) on any of the Wikimedia projects. Not sure either if that is something that would be best uploaded to Wikipedia, Wikiversity, or Wikibooks. Even on Google, tables showing decimal, binary, octal, and hexadecimal are easy enough to find, but base 32 and 64 are not. As a Wikibook, people can then add additional arbitrary number bases as well (e.g. each page can be one chart of decimal to base n, to avoid making too large of a table). This is something that is unfortunately outside of my technical skills to create myself, and can probably be done very quickly by someone with some programming skills to generate the number table(s) automatically. This hyperlink here is at least one good example of what I am looking for, but with additional number bases (e.g. base 32 and 64). Nicole Sharp (discusscontribs) 02:50, 19 March 2017 (UTC)
    • It doesn't strike me as a crowdsourcing thing; nor, in itself, a textbook thing. Adding additional bases doesn't involve any meaningful addition of content. I could imagine it being some sort of appendix to... something, though I can't quite imagine what it would be an appendix to. I can't really picture what it would be useful for. --Pi zero (discusscontribs) 11:32, 19 March 2017 (UTC)
    • This is purely for reference of course, similar to the Unicode Wikibooks, which are simply tables of Unicode characters. A book listing say the numbers zero through 1000 in binary might seem frivolous or unnecessary at first, but it can be a valuable resource for lay users who may need a visual table of such numbers, for any of a variety of reasons. I would suggest perhaps a 63-page book, each with the numbers zero through 1000, showing the numbers in decimal and their base-n equivalents (up to base 64), and probably a special page showing the numbers as a table with just the power-of-two bases, i.e. decimal, binary, base four, base 8, base 16, base 32, and base 64. If this is outside the scope of Wikibooks, then it can always be created on Wikiversity instead as an educational resource. My problem is that I do not know how to generate the thousands of numbers other than typing them in one by one on a keyboard. I am sure this can be done much more easily with a computer program. Nicole Sharp (discusscontribs) 20:43, 19 March 2017 (UTC)
      • I did think of the Unicode tables, but they're an extreme case, pushing the envelope, and even so they're much more substantive than the table you're describing. Unicode is a humanly created standard, whereas you're talking about something even more purely mechanical than a multiplication table. And a multiplication table would already be rather below the threshold of nontrivial content. I don't think even a traditional table of logarithms would qualify (though in a pre-computer age they would have).

        Perhaps such tables could be a useful illustration — maybe a single figure in some sort of book, but then one would need to whole book for it to be a single figure in. --Pi zero (discusscontribs) 21:49, 19 March 2017 (UTC)

        • I think a table like this would be very useful for some mathematics or computer science courses as an appendix and a few illustrative examples in the text. —Justin (koavf)TCM 17:45, 24 March 2017 (UTC)
        • I am thinking of moving this post to Wikiversity to be created as an general educational resource instead of a Wikibook. I believe the numbers can be generated on Wolfram Mathematica, but I am not sure yet about Maxima (the free open-source version of Mathematica). JavaScript can also generate the number lists but not above base 32 or so. There is also the question of how to portray numbers above base 62, when the Roman alphabet runs out. There are a number of different representations in use for base 64. Nicole Sharp (discusscontribs) 14:22, 25 March 2017 (UTC)