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What are these pages?

These pages serve as a knowledge base for the Computation Biology Group at the Department of Medical Genetics, University of Lausanne, Lausanne Switzerland. See the (non-Wiki) homepage of the group here.

Some of these pages may be publicly readable, if the author of the page thinks that it is useful for people outside our group.

Who can ... ?

Who can read these pages?

By default everyone can read the pages in this Wiki. If you want to create private pages, readable only by CBG members, then the name of your page should start with "Internal:", e.g. Internal:Test is a private page. Alternatively, the prefix of the page name can be "I:", if you prefer shorter names, e.g. I:Test is another (a different) private page. The third possibility is that you tell the admin to make your page private, then the name of the page can be anything you like.

Who can edit these pages?

Members of the CBG, more precisely anyone who has an account to the CBGWiki.

Who can create new pages?

Members of the CBG, more precisely anyone who has an account to the CBGWiki.

How can I ...?

How can I create a new page?

Type in the name of the page into the search box on the left, to see whether it already exists. If not, then click on "create this link" towards the top of the page.

How can I edit an existing page?

Navigate to the page you want to edit and then click on the "edit" tab on the top.

How do I write WikiText?

Writing Wiki pages is quite simple, see the help page of Wikipedia. Most of the things described here should work in the CBGWiki, too.

How do I write formulas?

You can use <math>\LaTeX</math> markup between <math> ... </math>. E.g. <math>\sqrt{a^2+b^2}</math> will be displayed as <math>\sqrt{a^2+b^2}</math>.

We currently (and temporarily) use the web service of John Forkosh Associates, Inc. to render the formulas, so many thanks to them.

How do I upload files?

Click on the "Upload file" link on the left.

How can I find a page that I have already created?

Type in its name into the search box on the left. Alternatively (if you cannot remember the name exactly), list all pages in the Wiki.

How can I undelete a page?

You can't, but the admin can. Write a mail to the admin.

How do I request a new feature?

Add it to the Feature Requests page, the admin will get emails about changes to this page automatically.

Where can I play around?

In the Sandbox, of course. This is a page that was created specifically for trying out things. Feel free to edit it any way you like.

Can I check how many visitors my page got?

Sure, we use Google Analytics for that. All you need is a Google account, write a mail to the admin including your Google user name and then go to Google Analytics. Alternatively, you can log in to Analytics with the common user name,, to view the reports.

Can I change the menu on the left?

Unfortunately you can't. But you can ask the admin to do that for you.