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November 14, 2010 6:23 AM   Subscribe

Tagxedo: tag cloud with styles. Similar concept to Wordle, but with much greater customisation and word control.

"Tagxedo turns words -- famous speeches, news articles, slogans and themes, even your love letters -- into a visually stunning tag cloud, words individually sized appropriately to highlight the frequencies of occurrence within the body of text."

I made one using the script for The Big Lebowski and it turned out fairly well.
posted by bwg (8 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
THat's pretty neat.
posted by empath at 7:35 AM on November 14, 2010

Looks promising but appears to need silverlight. I'm not sure of SL will run on ubuntu...
posted by mmahaffie at 7:44 AM on November 14, 2010

Doesn Mono's Moonlight run on Ubuntu? Will that work?
posted by symbioid at 9:01 AM on November 14, 2010

posted by butcher at 9:08 AM on November 14, 2010

That does look impressive. But does anyone ever actually use a tag cloud? I know I've never clicked on one...
posted by Sourisnoire at 9:45 AM on November 14, 2010 [1 favorite]

I don't click on the either, but it did make an awesome desktop wallpaper.
posted by bwg at 4:38 PM on November 14, 2010

I'm not so sure the site can be trusted. I looked through that Lebowski cloud carefully, and while I spotted the word 'stranger' easily enough, I don't see 'happens', 'when' 'you' 'jesus' or 'ass' anywhere.
posted by Twang at 11:52 AM on November 15, 2010

I've been having fun playing around with Tagxedo — the design I'm working on is almost to the point where I think I'm going to print it on iron-on paper and put it on a t-shirt. Thanks for posting about it!
posted by Lexica at 9:31 PM on November 17, 2010

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