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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


Hey, that wasn't so bad! We're starting to really make use of D3 and draw things a bit more complex than a circle or a rectangle. Just wait until you see the sort of things we make in the upcoming chapters!

We started by drawing a SVG path element manually, using its weird drawing DSL. Then, we drew some lines, made them curvalicious, drew some areas, axes and more--all using the path generators supplied by D3's d3-shape package.

We're about to start building some really interesting stuff pretty quickly, but first we need to go over how to transform data into any format you could possibly ever need. Stay tuned for Chapter 4, Making Data Useful.