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Tip: Categorizing images
Thanks a lot for contributing to the Wikimedia Commons! Here's a tip to make your uploads more useful: Why not add some categories to describe them? This will help more people to find and use them.
1) If you're using the UploadWizard, you can add categories to each file when you describe it. Just click "more options" for the file and add the categories which make sense:
2) You can also pick the file from your list of uploads, edit the file description page, and manually add the category code at the end of the page.
- [[Category:Category name]]
For example, if you are uploading a diagram showing the orbits of comets, you add the following code:
- [[Category:Astronomical diagrams]]
When picking categories, try to choose a specific category ("Astronomical diagrams") over a generic one ("Illustrations").Thanks again for your uploads! More information about categorization can be found in Commons:Categories, and don't hesitate to leave a note on the help desk.
BotMultichillT 06:24, 1 March 2009 (UTC)
- Image:Generalized normal densities.svg is uncategorized since 28 February 2009. BotMultichillT 06:24, 1 March 2009 (UTC)
- Image:Generalized normal cdfs.svg is uncategorized since 28 February 2009. BotMultichillT 06:24, 1 March 2009 (UTC)
- Image:Polyreg scheffe.svg is uncategorized since 9 April 2009.
- Image:Ispline order3.svg is uncategorized since 7 June 2009.
- Image:Population vs area.svg is uncategorized since 14 June 2009.
Permission to use figure in a book.
I am working with Prof. Steven LaValle to help obtain permissions for borrowing figures or pictures in his upcoming book Virtual Reality, to be published by Cambridge University Press. The book is online here:
We are hoping to include the picture of yours (
in this book (Chapter 12, Figure 12.5a and 12.5b). Could we please have your permission for this? Thank you.
Please contact me at email@example.com
Wondering What Program You Used To Graph.
I was wondering what program you used to graph the skew normal density curves whose images are attributed to you. If you could give me any help in pointing me towards a program which would allow me to this I would highly appreciate it.
It is Matplotlib, the code is available on the wikimedia page:
220.127.116.11 22:46, 4 June 2018 (UTC)
Permission to use one of your figures for online course
I am developing an online Stats course at Northwestern University. I am writing to ask whether you would grant me permission to use the probability distribution graph on this page:
Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to let me know.
Thanks in advance.