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Data Visualization with D3 4.x Cookbook - Second Edition

By : Nick Zhu
Book Image

Data Visualization with D3 4.x Cookbook - Second Edition

By: Nick Zhu

Overview of this book

Master D3.js and create amazing visualizations with the Data Visualization with D3 4.x Cookbook. Written by professional data engineer Nick Zhu, this D3.js cookbook features over 65 recipes. ? Solve real-world visualization problems using D3.js practical recipes ? Understand D3 fundamentals ? Includes illustrations, ready-to-go code samples and pre-built chart recipes
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Data Visualization with D3 4.x Cookbook - Second Edition
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The D3 layout is the focus of this chapter-a concept we have not encountered before. As expected, D3 layouts are algorithms that calculate and generate placement information for a group of elements. However, there are a few critical properties worth mentioning before we dive deeper into the specifics:

  • Layouts are data: Layouts are purely data centric and data driven; they do not generate any graphical or display-related output directly. This allows them to be used and reused with SVG or canvas or even when there is no graphical output.

  • Abstract and reusable: Layouts are abstract, allowing a high degree of flexibility and reusability. You can combine and reuse layouts in various different interesting ways.

  • Layouts are different: Each layout is different. Every layout provided by D3 focuses on a very special graphical requirement and data structure.

  • Stateless: Layouts are mostly stateless by design to simplify their usage. What statelessness means here is that generally layouts...