Assignment 4 : Mahima Singh
March 24, 2017
Disney just announced that they plan to continue telling Star Wars stories for the next 15 years. As an ‘EU’ (extended universe) fan of the franchise, I am excited that the Star Wars cannon will continue to grow in my lifetime. In my nostalgic look back at episode I-VII, I realized that characters hardly ever say the word ‘lightsaber’ in the films. After a quick fan-forum search I learned that the word Lightsaber is used only eight times in all the films till episode VII. I decided to do a histogram of some of the more popular Star Wars phrases.
May the Force be with you
I have a bad feeling about this
The Dark Side
I scraped through the scripts of episodes I-VII ( The official script of Rogue one hasn’t been released yet) and counted the number of times each phrase was said and by whom.
This two-level drill down of a treemap represents that dataset.
Design wise I wanted to do a lot more. But as we studied in class, High charts, like any other third-party application, has its drawbacks when it comes to customization.