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Create beautiful tag clouds as images or HTML

Project description

PyTagCloud let you create simple tag clouds inspired by

Currently, the following output formats have been written and are working:

  • PNG images

  • HTML/CSS code

If you have ideas for other formats please let us know.


You can install PyTagCloud either via the Python Package Index (PyPI) or from source.

To install using pip:

$ pip install -U pytagcloud

To install using form source download it:

$ python install


  1. Install pygame >= 1.9.1:

    $ apt-get install python-pygame
  2. Install simplejson:

    $ pip install simplejson

Quick start

You probably want to see some code by now, so here’s an example:

from pytagcloud import create_tag_image, make_tags
from pytagcloud.lang.counter import get_tag_counts

YOUR_TEXT = "Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit."

tags = make_tags(get_tag_counts(YOUR_TEXT), maxsize=120)

create_tag_image(tags, 'cloud_large.png', size=(900, 600), fontname='Lobster')

More examples can be found in



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