I wonder if Kangaroo was used for this?

Pretty sure that’s all done with javascript, but you could do something similar with Kangaroo.

Each of those items in the heap below reveals a headline when your mouse scrolls over it. Does Kangaroo have this capacity?

Very clever code for sure - my guess is Java too. I didn’t realize each name was a link.
Just think - someone got paid to do this.

The Times has featured some pretty spectacular interactive graphics lately; I posted about a weighted voronoi a few months ago. I guess they’re not reinventing the wheel when they do these things and much of this functionality must exist as packages somewhere. I’m just not very versed in what’s available…

Much of the NYT interactive stuff is done with d3js by Mike Bostock-
lots of nice ideas for algorithmic data visualization there


Javascript, not Java. They are not the same thing. I love Javascript, it’s wonderful!

OK - but it still has all those horrid things like { and [ and ++ and ;

With Iverson’s APL you can write the code for the game of life like this:

life←{↑1 ⍵∨.∧3 4=+/,¯1 0 1∘.⊖¯1 0 1∘.⌽⊂⍵}

But I wouldn’t do it that way.