Author Archives: Daniel Bernier
WordCram 0.5.7 is out, and it’s about making things just a little easier. You can make a WordCram from multiple text sources, by piling them on top of each other. Before, WordCram would forget about your old text source, and … Continue reading
You installed WordCram, gave it a list of words, and ran it – and some of your words are missing. What’s up? WordCram will try really hard to place all your words, but if it has a hard time placing … Continue reading
This has been a feature request for a long time: making WordCrams in arbitrary shapes, like Tagxedo does. It’s currently slow, and a bit limited – you have to provide a java.awt.Shape, not (say) an image mask – but it’s … Continue reading
This release includes three bug fixes (#6, #7, and #8), and some small performance improvements, that should get us a tiny bit closer to faster wordcrams. Get the better bits, and happy hacking!
This release is mostly a fix for issue #4. dbasch couldn’t make a word cloud, because cue.language couldn’t decide what language his text was in. Next time cue gets confused, instead of stopping the whole show, WordCram will gracefully ignore it, and … Continue reading
Just a tiny bug fix for making word crams with the fromTextString method. Download only the freshest of WordCram bits!
Happy Fourth of July! In the spirit of independence, here’s a WordCram made from the U.S. Declaration of Independence, with open-source software (Processing and WordCram), and open-source fonts (AveriaSerif-Regular and Jane Austen): You can see it at OpenProcessing; here’s the source, … Continue reading
WordCram 0.5.2 makes it easier for your users to click on words. You can download the .zip or the .tar.gz at the new github download page. It’s common to let people interact with a word cloud by clicking on the … Continue reading
I’ve been frustrated with WordCram’s automated build for a long time. It was a giant tangle of ant, JUnit, SVN, javadoc, and googlecode file-uploads, and it was always a struggle to change it, or even remember what it did for me. … Continue reading
Two tiny bug fixes: preventing array-out-of-bounds errors when maxNumberOfWordsToDraw is set too high, and ignoring skipped words when checking for overlaps. Grab the fresh bits at github! The deploy process is still not automated (after moving to github), so if anything’s … Continue reading