Book Image

Expert Data Visualization

By : Jos Dirksen
Book Image

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)

Heatmap showing swearword usage in movies

For this last example, we're going to create a heatmap that shows how often swear words are used in movies. We're going to create a heatmap that looks like this:

In this figure, the colors show how often someone swears in that specific part of the movie. For this example, the movie is divided into 30 second segments. The numbers at the left side show how far in the movie we are, and the legend at the bottom shows the color coding used.

The first thing we need, though, is some data to visualize.

Preparing the data

The easiest way to determine the amount of swearing in a movie is by analyzing the subtitles. For most popular movies, you can download a subtitle file (in .srt format), which shows the time of a specific...