Attack of the Giant Arthropods

July 28, 2010

The next version of the EOL API will include counts of subtaxa, among other things, so I'm tinkering with VoLE to display these counts as node area.

I may leave it in as an option, but scaling the area linearly with number of subtaxa is not going to be very usable:

And the logarithm of the number of subtaxa doesn't seem to do justice to the larger groups:

I'll have to browse more of the classification and try to find a function for mapping subtaxon count to node size that works well everywhere.