Tag Cloud Development Update
Submitted by kentbye on Tue, 2005-07-05 16:34. Development | Drupal | Status | Tagcloud
I'm happy to report that my tag cloud font distribution algorithms were able to catch the eye of Bèr Kessels -- the author of the tagadelic module -- he passed word to Steven Wittens who is helping implement logarithmic thresholding into the tagadelic module.
I chatted with Kessels and Wittens on the #drupal IRC channel this afternoon, and found out that personalized tag clouds are also on Kessels' development track. I'm still pushing group tag clouds created from different user profile identities (i.e. creating tag clouds for the tags from anti-war and pro-war identified users). More details in the 2nd & 3rd flowcharts here.
Wittens also reported that he's implementing a one-line tag cloud query in MySQL:
SELECT COUNT(*) AS count, d.tid, d.name FROM term_data d INNER JOIN term_node n ON d.tid = n.tid WHERE d.vid = 1 GROUP BY d.tid, d.name ORDER BY count DESC LIMIT 60
I don't even know the syntax of MySQL yet or fully understand this. But I thought I'd share it here in case any one else might be interested.