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Visualizing Origin of the Species

Posted By Barry Ritholtz On September 7, 2009 @ 5:30 pm In Data Analysis,Web/Tech | Comments Disabled

Ben Fry [1] does wonderful things with data. In this case, he starts with The Complete Work of Charles Darwin Online [2].

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 . . .

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origin visualized [1]

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hat tip Flowing Data [3]


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[1] Ben Fry: http://benfry.com/traces/

[2] The Complete Work of Charles Darwin Online: http://darwin-online.org.uk/

[3] Flowing Data: http://flowingdata.com/2009/09/07/ben-fry-visualizes-the-evolution-of-darwins-ideas/

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