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Expert Data Visualization

By : Jos Dirksen
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Expert Data Visualization

By: Jos Dirksen

Overview of this book

Do you want to make sense of your data? Do you want to create interactive charts, data trees, info-graphics, geospatial charts, and maps efficiently? This book is your ideal choice to master interactive data visualization with D3.js V4. The book includes a number of extensive examples that to help you hone your skills with data visualization. Throughout nine chapters these examples will help you acquire a clear practical understanding of the various techniques, tools and functionality provided by D3.js. You will first setup your D3.JS development environment and learn the basic patterns needed to visualize your data. After that you will learn techniques to optimize different processes such as working with selections; animating data transitions; creating graps and charts, integrating external resources (static as well as streaming); visualizing information on maps; working with colors and scales; utilizing the different D3.js APIs; and much more. The book will also guide you through creating custom graphs and visualizations, and show you how to go from the raw data to beautiful visualizations. The extensive examples will include working with complex and realtime data streams, such as seismic data, geospatial data, scientific data, and more. Towards the end of the book, you will learn to add more functionality on top of D3.js by using it with other external libraries and integrating it with Ecmascript 6 and Typescript
Table of Contents (10 chapters)

Heart rate and respiratory monitoring

For this example, we're going to show data pushed from a backend server. Specifically, we're going to visualize heart rate and respiratory data which is pushed over a WebSocket to our D3 frontend.

We're going to recreate the following visualization (the DVD3/src/chapter-06/D06-02.html example):

To get this example up and running, we're going to take the following steps:

  1. Get sample respiratory data which we can push to the frontend.
  2. Create a simple WebSocket server, which pushes the information.
  3. Make the D3 visualization which responds to information pushed from the server.

We start with the sample data.

Getting the sample data

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