[plt-scheme] codeswarm

From: Yavuz Arkun (yarkun at gmail.com)
Date: Fri Aug 8 08:03:22 EDT 2008

I think these visualizations are informative as well as beautiful. It
may be best to view them as impressionistic "watercolors" rather than
realistic "technical pen drawings". You may be unable to get the
minutiae because of the speed, jitter and low resolution, but at least
you get an overall idea of the type of the activity of a large
project, which may be difficult to do in a few minutes going over the
log files. As an example, it is easy to see the development of the
contributor base of Python over time.

On Fri, Aug 8, 2008 at 06:36, Robby Findler <robby at cs.uchicago.edu> wrote:
> But the picture doesn't really tell you that, since files actually
> move around. No?
> Does the author of the pictures actually advocate any particular
> information or are they intended to be art? (which, IMO, they succeed
> very well at being art!)
> Robby
> On Thu, Aug 7, 2008 at 10:22 PM, Woodhouse Gregory
> <gregory.woodhouse at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Aug 7, 2008, at 7:47 PM, Matthias Felleisen wrote:
>> There is a certain beauty to this video but what information did you glean
>> from it?
>> One possibility is that you could get a picture of areas that tend to be
>> updated together. Think of it as a kind of Hebbian "Neurons that fire
>> together wire together".
>> "In the human mind, one-sidedness has
>> always been the rule and many-sidedness the
>>  exception. Hence, even in revolutions of
>> thought, one part of the truth usually sets while
>>  another rises."
>> --John Stuart Mill
>> http://www.gwoodhouse.com
>> http://GregWoodhouse.ImageKind.com
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