Citation clouds

cloud.pngI’m preparing a presentation in which one slide is a survey of published methods for predicting the substrates of protein kinases.

Just for fun, I made a note of the number of citations for each method, as judged by Google Scholar. Next, I tried out a couple of Perl modules from CPAN: TagCloud and WWW::CloudCreator. Result: the “citation cloud”.

I’m sure that this is not an original idea. I’m not convinced that it’s any more informative than the raw numbers, but it is at least an instant visual impression.

One thought on “Citation clouds

  1. I like it, it is much better for a presentation than a table with numbers. The only problem is that it is difficult to convey other information at the same time.

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