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Automating XKCD-Style Narrative Charts

by James G. Beldock on March 27, 2016

This is re­al­ly clev­er stuff. Simon Elvery set him­self the chal­lenge of build­ing an al­go­rithm which can pro­duce XKCD-style nar­ra­tive charts, like this one for the Star Wars tril­o­gy:

xkcd_original

(cred­it the great Randall Munroe of XKCD)

Here’s what Simon was able to pro­duce al­go­rith­mi­cal­ly. I’m im­pressed!50be0d1571f4eef9e3592ae2bde66fec

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