# xkcd-style charts in R, JavaScript, and Python

The ports and packages to make your charts look like they came from the web comic xkcd are coming out in rapid fashion. Dan Foreman-Mackey stylized charts in JavaScript using D3, Mark Bulling did the same in R, and Jake Vanderplas described how he did in Python. Still waiting for a Gangnam theme.

Liam Revell has also produced code to make xkcd-style evolutionary trees in R, which is wicked awesome! –

http://phytools.blogspot.com/2012/10/bug-fix-in-xkcdtree-xkcd-caribbean.html

Mathematica also! See http://blog.wolfram.com/2012/10/05/automating-xkcd-diagrams-transforming-serious-to-funny/

:)

This was just presented at Visweek and uses Processing to make “sketchy” charts: http://gicentre.org/handy/

And LaTex: http://tex.stackexchange.com/questions/74878/create-xkcd-style-diagram-in-tex

All this started from a question posted at Mathematica Stackexchange site. They got some very nice programming solutions and inspired other programming communities to do the same.

http://mathematica.stackexchange.com/questions/11350/xkcd-style-graphs

am I not seeing it or does this graph not have a legend??

The matlab crowd on Stackoverflow also took a stab at this: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/12701841/xkcd-style-graphs-in-matlab and one guy put his source on github: https://github.com/slayton/matlab-xkcdify