Author Archives: Daniel Bernier
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
Simulated annealing is a programming trick for quickly packing a bunch of things together. It’s based on the idea of annealing, where (as I understand it) a metal is heated, which gives the molecules enough energy to wiggle, then cooled … Continue reading