About the Culturomics XKCD Ngram Viewer

The XKCD NGram Viewer was created at the Rice Cultural Observatory by Matt Nicklay and Erez Aiden. We gratefully acknowledge extensive input, insights, and guidance provided by Jean-Baptiste Michel. The XKCD webcomic, and its distinctive visual style, is the creation of Randall Munroe. This website uses the XKCD plotting module within Python's Matplotlib.