So we have a bunch of data (thanks in part to teleri025
!) about the history of Cognitive Science, and my boss has asked me to make a histomap of it. I managed to make a (very rough) version in photoshop, but it looks a bit... organic. You know, as if it were done freehand in photoshop.
I'd like to produce something like this
. This is a one-time deal, so I'd rather not shell out for any terribly expensive software. Can an inexperienced user pull this off in Matlab or something?
The end result would be a pretty picture, with a timeline running down the side, and a (fairly arbitrary) measure of "importance to the field" going left to right. As the years pass, certain disciplines that were new or rarely used in CogSci widen and become bigger players: Statistical Learning, for example, begins as a little trickle and then widens out into a more mainstream area...