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Possible very cool PHP thing

Steve Koch 01:54, 30 January 2009 (EST): Hey Caleb, in our physics department, we have a PHP data base for all our demos. See: http://www4.unm.edu/physics/demos/demos.php?section=Mechanics. I wish it were a wiki so instructors could easily fix things. What do you think the prospects are for easily doing the following:

  • I get you access to the existing data base. (Or send it to you, if that's possible, I have no idea what PHP is.)
  • You write some kind of script or something to transfer all the data over to a MediaWiki thing, so that each entry is it's own page.

I have no idea if this would be too difficult. I thought perhaps it'd be easy, given that MW uses PHP, so that's why I'm asking. Thanks!

Cmorse 19:40, 30 January 2009 (EST) This sounds like something i could try taking a look at. If you can get me the php files and a database dump from the server I can take a look at it.

  • PHP is just an interpreted programming language, so they should just be text files on the server. Also, PHP isn't a database; you just use PHP to access an existing database.


Media wiki note

Steve Koch 13:35, 31 December 2008 (EST): Hey Caleb, here is the starting page we created today: Koch Lab:Research/MediaWiki for Open Science

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