19 questions linked to/from How to create word clouds?
157k views

### Where can I find examples of good Mathematica programming practice?

I consider myself a pretty good Mathematica programmer, but I'm always looking out for ways to either improve my way of doing things in Mathematica, or to see if there's something nifty that I haven't ...
14k views

### Generating visually pleasing circle packs

EDIT: (my conclusion and thank you note) I want to thank you all guys for this unexpected intellectual and artistic journey. Hope you had fun and enjoyed it the same as I did. I would like to ...
• 3,670
4k views

### Character edge finding

The following line of code finds the edge of a character: ...
• 65.9k
10k views

### Intersecting graphics

Does the Mathematica graphics system have any concept of intersecting graphics? I've not found much in the documents so far. For example, if I want to show the intersection of two shapes: ...
• 24.3k
3k views

### Reconstruct text pages cut by shredder

Q1: I have a page of a printed text file, but it was cut by a paper shredder (from top to bottom). You can download all the paper fragments here. Here are some of them. How can I reconstruct it? Q2: ...
• 2,583
4k views

### Is there a way to outline text?

If I have: Graphics[ {Red, EdgeForm[Directive[White, Thick]], Inset[Style[Text@"Hi!", 44], {0, 0}]}, Background -> Black ] I unfortunately get: ...
• 4,732
1k views

### How to partition a disk into individually spaced bricks?

What I want to do is in any way produce a picture that looks like this Given a set of words, how can I partition a disk into bricks for these words, such that it looks good? Here is my sucky ...
• 1,485
1k views

### How to determine the convex hull of some text?

How can I get the co-ordinates of the convex hull of a piece of Text?
• 1,740
3k views

### How to position text labels automatically to not overlap other graphics elements?

I was plotting reciprocal frame projection using Locators for a point to be expressed in terms of both the original basis (also specified with ...
• 6,438
885 views

### Spacing out random walks so they don't overlap

From an external simulation program, I have lots of particle tracks which follow random walks, all of which start at or near the origin $(0,0)$. This means that when I plot the walks in Mathematica, ...
• 8,798
688 views

### Packed Graph or GraphPlot output with non-square layout?

Graph or GraphPlot produce square layouts for disconnected graphs: Graph[Table[i -> Mod[i^3, 100], {i, 1, 100}]] I´d like to get a rectangular layout with e.g....
• 15.4k
2k views

### Computing the bounding boxes for Text objects

Regardless of AspectRatio, the Text boxes overlap. ...
• 15.1k
552 views

### Packing arbitrary shapes

I'm looking for a general method of packing any set of 2D glyphs. For example, say I had 30 randomly transformed english characters: ...
• 31.6k
1 vote
742 views

### How can I simulate a pot lid rotating around an axis that is quickly rotating?

How can I simulate the rotation of a pot lid about an axis that is quickly rotating as in the following image? I'm particular interested in the motion of the red dot. Here is my attempt: ...
• 27.6k