Ben Fry does wonderful things with data. In this case, he starts with The Complete Work of Charles Darwin Online.

His visualization explores the evolution of Charles Darwin’s theory of, uh, evolution.

Its a very interesting way to display a long text based document, far more instructive than the typical Wordle picts . . .


click for interactive version
origin visualized


hat tip Flowing Data

Category: Data Analysis, Web/Tech

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5 Responses to “Visualizing Origin of the Species”

  1. VennData says:

    You must have been reading that speech our Evolutionist-in-Chief is going to destroy the minds of American youth with. This is an impeachable offense, but don’t read it, don’t listen to it. Trust me

    — Homer Home-Schooled

  2. cvienne says:

    Don’t confuse me dammit! (I’m gumby)

    …and I’m still trying to visualize “whirrled peas”!

  3. Transor Z says:

    Cool! It would be interesting to be able to view blog entries in the same way — color coded by date of edit.

  4. beaufou says:

    I have to post the chart for the evolution of the Creation “theory”

    evolution of creation