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R Data Visualization Cookbook by Atmajitsinh Gohil

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Chapter 9. Visualizing Text and XKCD-style Plots

In this chapter, we will cover the following recipes:

  • Generating a word cloud
  • Constructing a word cloud from a document
  • Generating a comparison cloud
  • Constructing a correlation plot and a phrase tree
  • Generating plots with custom fonts
  • Generating an XKCD-style plot

Introduction

Technology has allowed us to digitize text, and this has led to the development of tools to analyze and visualize information stored in text. One of the questions that comes to our mind is how do we utilize the information stored in text. The following are some of the applications and examples of visualization:

  • Visualizing text provides us with information, trends, and changing patterns in literature
  • Visualizing Twitter feeds can help ...

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