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The Sciences

Words in the Clouds

Cosmic VarianceBy Sean CarrollJuly 22, 2008 6:58 PM


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Everyone is amused by Wordle these days. Plug in (or link to) some text, and it makes quite a nice word cloud, customizable in all sorts of ways. At least Abbas had the modesty to try Hamlet, rather than one of his own pieces.


I'm not so modest; this is my Scientific American article.

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