Graphing Pharyngula

Here’s a applet that traverses the html of a web page and turns it into a pretty graph. There is an online explanation and examples, too—and here’s Pharyngula.


The dots are color coded specific classes of html tags. That red flower at the top, for instance, is a table—the Friday Random Ten turned into a kind of carnation.

(via BioCurious)


  1. #1 mythusmage
    May 27, 2006

    You’ve been busy.

  2. #2 Alon Levy
    May 27, 2006

    For some strange reason UTI is a lot bigger, but I don’t know how to post its graph. Your graph’s a lot more interesting, though – UTI has nothing like the red carnation.

  3. #3 Buffalo Gal
    May 27, 2006

    PZ – you’re umbelliferous!

  4. #4 Bro. Bartleby
    May 27, 2006

    “… a kind of carnation”!? That’s a Lily of the Nile if I ever saw one.

  5. #5 chrisnz
    May 27, 2006

    Looks like an unrooted haplotype network to me. Like that for cichlids from Verheyen, et al (2003).

  6. #6 Kadin
    May 28, 2006

    Hah. You should see any MySpace user page. There’s so much red it’s painful.

  7. #7 Jenna
    May 28, 2006

    It took about 5-10 minutes for mine to “settle down”. I got a few red carnations out of it too!

  8. #8 tobto
    November 23, 2006

    Nice plant! Interestingly, are there online tools creating sites structure?

  9. #9 Zar
    July 9, 2008

    Can I actually get the TITLES (or FILENAMES) of the pages as a tooltip “on mouse over”?

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