A graphical map of reddit @anvaka @reddit

Andrei Kashcha has developed a graphical map of reddit. Each dot on the map is subreddit. Two dots within the same cluster are usually close to each other if multiple users frequently leave comments on both subreddits.

I processed 176,178,986 unique comments that redditors left in years 2020 – 2021 and computed Jaccard Similarity between subreddits.

Then I treated relationships between subreddits as a graph clustering problem. Once clusters are computed, I treated them as a graph layout problem and created an SVG file. Once SVG file was created I treated it as a dual problem of WebGL rendering and streaming SVG parsing, and created my own webgl renderer and streaming svg parser.

Here are some searches we did: First – Python:

And hardware:

Finally: Adafruit & CircuitPython:

Check for yourself here


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