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Python Data Analysis by Ivan Idris

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Creating word clouds

You may have seen word clouds produced by Wordle or others before. If not, you will see them soon enough in this chapter. A couple of Python libraries can create word clouds; however, these libraries don't seem to beat the quality produced by Wordle yet. We can create a word cloud via the Wordle web page on http://www.wordle.net/advanced. Wordle requires a list of words and weights in the following format:

Word1 : weight
Word2 : weight

Modify the code from the previous example to print the word list. As a metric, we will use the word frequency and select the top percent. We don't need anything new and the final code is in the cloud.py file in this book's code bundle:

from nltk.corpus import movie_reviews from nltk.corpus import ...

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