Sunday, January 18, 2009


The picture above is from Wordle, a fun tool that generates “word clouds” from text. The clouds give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the source text. In honor of the 200th post on the blog I pasted in the entire blog and then just deleted a few words (‘posted’, ‘comments’,’label’) that automatically appear at the end of every post and aren't very informative. The remaining cloud is an interesting visual way of showing what this blog is about. Thanks to all the new posters this quarter - notice the prominence of ‘Cholera’ and Tuberculosis’, the two diseases we have covered to date.