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Wordle-ising the specification

Wordle is a rather nifty tool for generating “word clouds” from text that you provide. The clouds give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the source text. It’s a clever form of data visualisation.

So, in the interest of statistical analysis, we just plugged in the subject content text from the AQA GCSE Maths specification, to see where the emphases lay. Here’s the rather pleasing, if slightly useless, result. Click image to embiggen.

Data visualisation of the subject content of the AQA GCSE specification, from Wordle.com

There’s a great article on the general subject of data visualisation at http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2007/08/02/data-visualization-modern-approaches/

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