Blog posts tagged "visualization"

Visualizing a global parliament

April 27th, 2005

Rob, playing with the ideas of George Monbiot, put together a nice visualization of a district map for a “global parliament”, a proportional representation body to balance the 1 country, 1 vote UN model, a House of Reps, to the Senate as it were. I think the model is problematic, but its a good tool for exploring what a global democracy might look like.

(disclosure: I totally failed to help Rob come up with a clever algorithm for doing data smoothing over a set of 20 million cells. What can I say, I was a Comp. Lit major)

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How to Install on OS X

September 5th, 2004 is a Perl wrapper for the excellent GraphViz library. Installation is easy, download Graphviz for OS X, which is adds a slick GUI on top of the command line tools, drag it to Applications, and add /Applications/ to your $PATH (probably want to do this in your .profile so it persists). Now perl -MCPAN -e 'install GraphViz', and your done.

What I want (and I’m surprised doesn’t exist) is a Graphiz to XHTML/CSS renderer, for small to medium sized graphs seems obvious.

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