Technology

Visualizing disk usage (Mac OS X)

I downloaded GrandPerspective to visualize disk usage on my laptop. It uses the tree visualization algorithm to show the directory hierarchy and the size of the hierarchy.
grandperspective.png
Each “bump” represents a file with the area reflecting the relatives size. As you move around, a series of nested rectangles are highlighted. Each highlighted rectangle represents a directory and the nesting of the rectangles the directory hierarchy.

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