A Bit 'o Random Musings on Politics, Religion, and Anything Else That Passes Through My Crazy Head

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Word Clouds

So, I've become mildly obssessed with word clouds. The Washington Post has them all the time after someone gives a speech. The basic idea is that it is a visual representation of the speech, with the most common words bigger than less common words.

So, I decided to make one for the Book of Mormon: here it is. I did delete names like Alma and Nephi (the only text file of the BOM I could find had the name of the book in front of each verse). I also deleted a huge "Unto" that made all the other words too tiny.

I thought it was interesting to look at, so I've decided to share. Enjoy :)


  1. Dang, for some reason it won't open on my computer. Maybe wordle hates Linux. But that is a great idea, I'm definitely going to look at it at school tomorrow. Also, I think it would be cool to at least see the one that includes "unto" just for fun.

  2. Well I finally got it to work, but only in Internet Explorer. Either way, awesome! Hats off to ya