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D3.js 4.x Data Visualization - Third Edition

By : Aendrew Rininsland, Swizec Teller
Book Image

D3.js 4.x Data Visualization - Third Edition

By: Aendrew Rininsland, Swizec Teller

Overview of this book

Want to get started with impressive interactive visualizations and implement them in your daily tasks? This book offers the perfect solution-D3.js. It has emerged as the most popular tool for data visualization. This book will teach you how to implement the features of the latest version of D3 while writing JavaScript using the newest tools and technique You will start by setting up the D3 environment and making your first basic bar chart. You will then build stunning SVG and Canvas-based data visualizations while writing testable, extensible code,as accurate and informative as it is visually stimulating. Step-by-step examples walk you through creating, integrating, and debugging different types of visualization and will have you building basic visualizations (such as bar, line, and scatter graphs) in no time. By the end of this book, you will have mastered the techniques necessary to successfully visualize data and will be ready to use D3 to transform any data into an engaging and sophisticated visualization.
Table of Contents (18 chapters)
Title Page
About the Authors
About the Author2
About the Reviewer
Customer Feedback
Shape Primitives of D3


Cascading Stylesheets (CSS) have been with us since 1996, making them one of the oldest staples of the Web, even though they only reached widespread popularity with the tables versus CSS wars of the early 2000s.

You're probably familiar with using CSS for styling HTML. So, this section will be a refreshing breeze after all that weird-looking SVG stuff.

My favorite thing about CSS is its simplicity; consider the following code:

selector { 
  attribute: value; 

That describes CSS better than I can--you use selectors to modify properties using values. Although there's a bit more to it, particularly in terms of how properties cascade down the DOM tree, the above is pretty much it.

We've been using selectors all this time. A selector is any string that describes one or more elements in a DOM tree.


Although you can get fancy with selectors, there's been a lot written about how to intelligently name classes recently so that most CSS is just simply just declarative. One such approach is BEM...