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[Epic] Adding new datatypes to Wikidata (tracking)
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We want to have new datatypes in Wikidata to support additional kinds of data.

See https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Help:Data_type

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Jonas renamed this task from Adding new datatypes to Wikidata to [Epic] Adding new datatypes to Wikidata.Aug 13 2015, 2:51 PM
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May I know which kind of datatype is to be added and to support what type of data?

Please see the linked tasks in the "blocked by" section.

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Change 259167 had a related patch set uploaded (by Llyrian):
WIP: T91505

https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/259167

this discussion has raised the usefulness of a degrees-minutes-seconds datatype for angular information.

this discussion has raised the usefulness of a degrees-minutes-seconds datatype for angular information.

The quantity datatype can fulfill that well once precision and custom formatters are supported properly.

this discussion has raised the usefulness of a degrees-minutes-seconds datatype for angular information.

The quantity datatype can fulfill that well once precision and custom formatters are supported properly.

I don't know if that's true. Right ascension is peculiar - it is typically given in time units (hours, minutes, seconds, and decimal beyond that). Formatting could turn a numerical value (number of seconds, say) into the right sort of string, but how do you handle data entry? Ideally we want somebody to be able to type in values as they find them in an astronomical table, which would be in the hours-minutes-seconds format, not a numeric number of seconds. Is there any proposal to create a data entry formatter that could do that sort of thing?

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This is an Epic task with a lot of blockers. Does this as a whole fit the criteria for a 3 month GSoC '16/Outreachy internship ? or do the sub-tasks can be made into full-fledged candidates for Possible-Tech-Projects . Thoughts?
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Esc3300 renamed this task from [Epic] Adding new datatypes to Wikidata to [Epic] Adding new datatypes to Wikidata (tracking).Sep 13 2016, 4:16 PM

In its current shape and form, this task does not seem ready to be promoted under the umbrella of Outreach-Programs-Projects (OPP); removing the tag. If a subtask meets the criteria, update the description following the template on the OPP workboard and add back the tag. TY!