Changes between Version 1 and Version 2 of WikiStart

Jan 27, 2012 11:36:39 PM (10 years ago)

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    1 = Welcome to Trac 0.12 =
     1= Applicable Instances =
    3 Trac is a '''minimalistic''' approach to '''web-based''' management of
    4 '''software projects'''. Its goal is to simplify effective tracking and handling of software issues, enhancements and overall progress.
     3Applicable Instances is an [ R] package designed to fine tune instance generators.
     4The tools implemented in this package enable users to change a generator so that the instances produced are applicable to the conclusions of an experiment,
     5i.e., the instances:
     6* help highlight differences in performance between algorithms, and
     7* are similar in a formal way to a seed set of instances, presumed to be real instances.
    6 All aspects of Trac have been designed with the single goal to
    7 '''help developers write great software''' while '''staying out of the way'''
    8 and imposing as little as possible on a team's established process and
    9 culture.
     9When the instance generator fails to produce instances with the characteristics above, this package can pinpoint exactly what needs to be improved.
    11 As all Wiki pages, this page is editable, this means that you can
    12 modify the contents of this page simply by using your
    13 web-browser. Simply click on the "Edit this page" link at the bottom
    14 of the page. WikiFormatting will give you a detailed description of
    15 available Wiki formatting commands.
     11The package is focused on [ Branch Problems],
     12i.e., problems with a complex structure, typically involving a combination of stereotypical problems (Core problems like TSP or QAP) and additional side constraints.
     13The difficulty of any given instance of a Branch Problem is typically strongly dependent on the specific data that defines that instance.
     14Thus the need to make sure that generators produce instances that are applicable to the conclusions sought,
     15whether those conclusions are academic in nature or they are a motivated by a comparison between competing software packages.
    17 "[wiki:TracAdmin trac-admin] ''yourenvdir'' initenv" created
    18 a new Trac environment, containing a default set of wiki pages and some sample
    19 data. This newly created environment also contains
    20 [wiki:TracGuide documentation] to help you get started with your project.
     17The details are in the paper:
    22 You can use [wiki:TracAdmin trac-admin] to configure
    23 [ Trac] to better fit your project, especially in
    24 regard to ''components'', ''versions'' and ''milestones''.
     19Leo Lopes and Kate Smith-Miles, Generating Applicable Synthetic Instances for Branch Problems,
    27 TracGuide is a good place to start.
    29 Enjoy! [[BR]]
    30 ''The Trac Team''
    32 == Starting Points ==
    34  * TracGuide --  Built-in Documentation
    35  * [ The Trac project] -- Trac Open Source Project
    36  * [ Trac FAQ] -- Frequently Asked Questions
    37  * TracSupport --  Trac Support
    39 For a complete list of local wiki pages, see TitleIndex.
     21The core methodological tool used in the package is the [ Classification Tree]
     22(sometimes called a Decision Tree, but not to be confused with [ the homonym tool] from Decision Analysis).
     23The latest technical documentation of the package is available here: