Monday, May 17, 2010

Flags of the World As Piecharts

Media designer, Shahee Ilyas, has analyzed the colors used by nations in their flags.
Each sector of these piecharts is proportional to the area of the colour on the respective flag. Using a list of countries generated by The World Factbook database, flags of countries fetched from Wikipedia are analysed by a custom made python script to calculate the proportions of colours on each of them. That is then translated on to a piechart using another python script. The proportions of colours on all unique flags are used to finally generate a piechart of proportions of colours for all the flags combined.

[Flags analyzed here are Uganda, Ukraine, United Araba Emirates, Vanuatu, Venezuela and Vietnam.]

Next, he combined all the colors together. We see that white and red are the most dominate colors used in flags.

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