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Practice Post

Practice Post

This is a first try at using Gabriel to create a practice Jekyll post for my Reproducible Assessment blog.

I will have to see how this works out. Here is a formula to check out the ability to move code into posts as well. This seems to work ok to put symbols inline like alpha () and others.

That should be enough for now.

Adding a little mermaid code too in order to try out a simple chart:

sequenceDiagram participant Alice participant Bob Alice->>John: Hello John, how are you? loop Healthcheck John->>John: Fight against hypochondria end Note right of John: Rational thoughts
prevail... John-->>Alice: Great! John->>Bob: How about you? Bob-->>John: Jolly good!

This is a Gantt chart, but I’m still fighting with the styling…

gantt dateFormat YYYY-MM-DD title Adding GANTT diagram functionality to mermaid section A section Completed task :done, des1, 2014-01-06,2014-01-08 Active task :active, des2, 2014-01-09, 3d Future task : des3, after des2, 5d Future task2 : des4, after des3, 5d section Critical tasks Completed task in the critical line :crit, done, 2014-01-06,24h Implement parser and jison :crit, done, after des1, 2d Create tests for parser :crit, active, 3d Future task in critical line :crit, 5d Create tests for renderer :2d Add to mermaid :1d section Documentation Describe gantt syntax :active, a1, after des1, 3d Add gantt diagram to demo page :after a1 , 20h Add another diagram to demo page :doc1, after a1 , 48h section Last section Describe gantt syntax :after doc1, 3d Add gantt diagram to demo page :20h Add another diagram to demo page :48hd