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Author Topic: how to create algorithm graphs  (Read 4979 times)

kalos

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how to create algorithm graphs
« on: September 26, 2010, 05:06:49 AM »
hello

is there an easy way to create algorithm graphs like this?

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thanks
« Last Edit: September 26, 2010, 01:56:34 PM by kalos »

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Re: how to create algorithm graphs
« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2010, 07:38:55 AM »
I found Dia to be pretty nice for such tasks. Inkscape also works well but is overkill in this case, I would think.

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Re: how to create algorithm graphs
« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2010, 08:51:35 AM »
you will probably have better luck searching for a program if you use the term "flowchart".
you might want to see this thread too: http://www.donationc...ex.php?topic=13290.0

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Re: how to create algorithm graphs
« Reply #3 on: September 26, 2010, 01:57:03 PM »
ttbut i would like something neat as the one in the first post

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Re: how to create algorithm graphs
« Reply #4 on: September 26, 2010, 01:59:53 PM »
ttbut i would like something neat as the one in the first post
Ummm, the suggestions were pretty good wrt. the first image you posted - instead of editing your first post and upload a completely different kind of image, you should've added that image to a new post.
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Re: how to create algorithm graphs
« Reply #5 on: September 26, 2010, 02:04:35 PM »
yeah the new image is not a flowchart but a graph of data -- completely different tool needed for that.

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Re: how to create algorithm graphs
« Reply #6 on: September 26, 2010, 02:25:26 PM »
oh i see
they resemble so much

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Re: how to create algorithm graphs
« Reply #7 on: September 26, 2010, 03:53:46 PM »
curious now to see what the first image was lol

The current one is made by information is beautiful (http://www.informationisbeautiful.net/)
He may use other software along the way but the end product is presumably made by a vector graphics programme - I wouldnt be suprised if all that's used before that is a calculator (to scale the circles according to popularity). You're looking at top graphics there - that costs lots of time and talent, or lots of money.

You could always ask him directly what software he uses http://www.informati...beautiful.net/about/

I'm not trying to say you couldnt do this - I'm saying you could do this - but it will take time and creativity (or you could just copy other peoples ideas I guess)

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Tom
« Last Edit: September 26, 2010, 03:56:19 PM by tomos »

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Re: how to create algorithm graphs
« Reply #8 on: September 26, 2010, 04:46:00 PM »
From memory  TeeChart Office can produce bubble charts similar to the one shown. It's free so could be worth a look.

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Re: how to create algorithm graphs
« Reply #9 on: September 26, 2010, 05:00:54 PM »
teechart office isnt really meant to be a serious graphing program -- it's a demo for a (pretty powerful) developer library for adding graphing to applications you build.

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Re: how to create algorithm graphs
« Reply #10 on: September 26, 2010, 05:16:20 PM »
One *very* easy way to make something like that is with Microsoft Publisher. My licensed copy is 2003 and with that you select "Design Gallery", "Attention Getters", "Dot Attention Getter". The location on the page, color, size and text can all be easily changed. Hope that helps. Cheers

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Re: how to create algorithm graphs
« Reply #11 on: September 26, 2010, 05:17:35 PM »
oh i see
they resemble so much
Well, both were computer images consisting of pixels, but beyond that?  :huh:
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Re: how to create algorithm graphs
« Reply #12 on: October 05, 2010, 07:46:11 AM »
There's a new interactive version of this one (I know, it's veering off-topic, but it's still worth a look :p)
http://www.informati...ake-oil-supplements/

snake_oil.pnghow to create algorithm graphs
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Re: how to create algorithm graphs
« Reply #13 on: November 06, 2010, 02:19:13 AM »
You could make something similar using word cloud software.

Here's one service for doing that:
http://www.wordle.net/

Going here gives you most control:
http://www.wordle.net/advanced

You make a list of phrases and then use numbers to make relative sizes.  But there doesn't seem any way with this service to enclose the phrase in a shape (like a rectangle or circle).

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Re: how to create algorithm graphs
« Reply #14 on: November 06, 2010, 04:13:06 AM »
Try
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This is Freeware.
See the examples at the bottom of the url.
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Re: how to create algorithm graphs
« Reply #15 on: November 06, 2010, 04:54:14 AM »
I guess tools like prefuse or some flash data visualization software is used for this. Prefuse get you similar looks, and so with flash.