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Saturday 29 January 2011

A better word cloud with R: FF Party vs Country

Keep meaning to learn R an open source statical graphics language so I copied this example from Drew Conway about building a better word cloud. I took the Fianna Fail leadership contest speeches from the Irish Times as recent examples of comparable speeches. There was a lot of talk of how often the spoke of what was good for the party as opposed to what was good for the country.

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As Drew says this only shows common words so here are wordle clouds, of all there words.