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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

Interacting with the user

This is it. This is where all of the UX tidbits I've been dropping throughout the chapter and all the functional programming ideas you've been learning come together; let's make a simple explanatory graphic that uses interaction to walk the viewer through some data.

The first step to any visualization involving user interactivity is to plan exactly what you want the visualization to do, how you want your viewers to interact with it, and what you want to say about the data. What is the data's story and what's the best way to tell it?

In the prison population dataset, we have the numerical product of over a century of incarceration in a western country. There are many ways we can look at this data. We can look at how the prison population has risen versus overall population growth, or we can look at how the prison population has risen or fallen in relation to known historical events. Often, you'll need more than one chart; for instance, when I used this data in a project...