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Paperscape is an interactive map that visualises the arXiv, an open, online repository for scientific research papers.
Each paper is represented by a circle, with the size of a circle related to how often that paper has been cited (referred to) - a measure of its impact.
The papers are clustered together according to how they reference each other i.e. share information. This is done by modeling the papers as particles in a physical system, with references acting as attractive forces between papers - read more.