I’ve just posted separately about my wish to be able to filter a visual output based on a selection event on a different table. One use case for this purpose is to filter a table of text excerpts based on a selection applied to a second table of unique terms.
Currently, I can do something very similar to this by using the Tag Cloud view to convert a table with repeated terms (each row containing a different text example) to a set of unique terms that I can select to filter a Table View showing the text examples.
However, I don’t always want such an unstructured view like that seen in a tag cloud. Often, I just want a simple list of terms, ideally sorted and coloured to show thematic groupings. One way to achieve this (if it were possible) would be to trigger selection events in a separate table. However, I would be just as happy if the Tag Cloud node could produce a simpler and more structured arrangement of the tags. For example, a list that retains the same order as the input table.
(As an aside, I also wish that the usual tag cloud view could group together words according to a category column, so that thematically related words could be clustered together. But I assume that is a more complex improvement than a simple list view.)
Is there any chance that the Tag Cloud node might be improved to offer different layouts (such as a simple list) in the near future?