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ActionScript Graphing Cookbook by Peter Backx, Dominic Gélineau

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Mapping keyboard usage in 3D, part 1: The model

In the next two recipes, we want to create a better way of representing the data found in this Wikipedia article: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Letter_frequency.

The idea is to create a 3D graph of the frequency with which letters are used in various languages and to overlay this graph on an actual keyboard image, so the letters that are used the most are represented by keys that stick out more from the base keyboard, as shown in the following screenshot:

Mapping keyboard usage in 3D, part 1: The model

We will create this in two steps: in the first recipe, we'll look at how to create the 3D model of the keyboard and the bars. In the second recipe, ...

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