|XCKD web comic influence has now|
crossed over to Python programming code.
In the past month a movement has popped up among coders to create "XKCD style" graphing routines. In just a matter of weeks several solutions have surfaced but the first I happened to run across was written in Python...
Get It from the Source
Rather than simply restate content from other's blog posts, I'll link right to the sources. In summary, the past month or so has seen a small explosion of interest in creating not-so-specific graphing routines for a number of different coding languages. Although the general desire was to create "rough mock-up" graphs and charts a la Balsamiq and Mockingbird, the specific style cited was that of the web comic XKCD. There is an extra measure of geek factor in that since XKCD often bases its graph-related-humor on actual mathematical formulas (Science!...It works...)
|XKCD comic reproduced using Python and actual graphs.|
XKCD via Python (MatPlotLib)
XKCD via LaTeX:
XKCD in JAVA
XKCD via R