Word Cloud book visualization

I thought it would be fun to visualize The Ethics of Anarcho-Capitalism as a word cloud, so I wrote a little script to produce one. Here is the result:


I was a little disappointed that the words freedom, liberty, and capital were not more prominent, but it’s my own fault for using other words more frequently.

Here is the python script (pastebin). It uses the WordCloud library to do most of the work:

#!/usr/bin/env python3

from wordcloud import WordCloud
import matplotlib.pyplot as plt

filename = 'chapters.html'
with open(filename) as f:
    text = f.read()

image = WordCloud(width=1920, height=1080, max_font_size=120, colormap='Spectral').generate(text)
plt.imshow(image, interpolation='bilinear')


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