Create Wiki book from XSB tabling text by David S Warren?

I contacted David. He thinks a Wiki form is a great idea and is happy to donate the LaTeX source. Do we have a volunteer finding a place to host the book as a wiki (WikiBooks?) and migrate the LaTeX text to fill the Wiki?

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The Prolog community owe so much to David, I would be glad to take this duty.
Just want to suggest SWISH as a publishing medium, high quality content is key to gain visibility in the wild.

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I am interested in helping but there is a lot on my plate. Please keep me in the loop.

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I too would like to contribute, but am pretty busy at the moment…I will watch this thread to see if there’s anything I can help with though.

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I have received the sources from David. They are now available at https://github.com/SWI-Prolog/tabled-prolog-book. I have done very little to David’s sources:

  • Removed generated files
  • Added a README.md

I have created a team on GitHub with write access to this repo and invited the three of you. Probably David will also join. I’m happy to provide additional support such as repositories, work on SWISH where needed. I can also provide access to a Mattermost instance (Slack like) for more instant discussion.

Looking forward to a great resource!

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Since the book is a GitHub repository and if you have a GitHub account, you can give the book a Star to increase its visibility to others with GitHub.

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For those without access to LaTex, I just built the PDF, and it is only 634K, I think it would be worth it to post it to this thread. I’ll be happy to do so, if you guys think it is appropriate; I think the occasional forum lurker might find it very useful if he can just click here and quickly skim the pdf. Let me know what you think.

P.S. I just read the beginning of the book and I think it is going to be very, very useful!

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Making it available is a good idea. Please keep in mind that we have limited file storage on our free plan with Discourse. So, if you can host it elsewhere and link please do so.

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Right now I don’t have an option to link it elsewhere, so I’ll post it here for now. I think we can delete it if someone provides an online link…

oops, just tried to upload it but PDFs are not allowed.

I’ll put it in the SWI-Prolog downloads.

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Uploaded here. Please keep in mind this is a VERY DRAFT as David says. Don’t blame him for anything, blame me for persuading David for making this draft public. It is up to all of us to turn this into something finished. @CapelliC has a plan!

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Please add me to the group.

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Hi

    	 jan 

February 27
Uploaded here.

This doesn’t include the figures.

I had the same problem. I “fixed” it by building a PS instead of a PDF.

Please keep in mind this is a VERY DRAFT as David says. Don’t blame
him for anything, blame me for persuading David for making this draft
public. It is up to all of us to turn this into something finished.
@CapelliC has a plan!

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I’ll put it in the SWI-Prolog downloads.
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Thanks,

I bumped your trust level.

Let us know if you have more problems.

Thanks. Re-generated using the good old dvi -> ps -> pdf route. Guess the figures should be translated and a recent graphics includer should be used.

Downloadable from https://www.swi-prolog.org/download/publications/tabling-book.pdf.

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ec.swi-prolog.org doesn’t seem to be responding … but this works: https://swi-prolog.org/download/publications/tabling-book.pdf

Thanks. ec should have been eu. Updated the original post as the two hours have passed long, www uses the Fastly CDN and should be faster and more reliable.