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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


Wow, what a fun chapter!

You've made things jump around the page, almost killed your computer and patience with a zoomable map, and made a supremely awesome bar graph. Well done!

In this chapter, we've animated with transitions, interpolators, and timers. We then learned the difference between explanatory and exploratory visualizations, and used interactivity to create the former. We then made some exploratory visualizations using behaviors with some of our previous projects. Things are starting to look pretty snazzy, aren't they?

In the next chapter, we'll be looking at creating a whole boatload of really pretty charts using D3's hierarchical layouts. Combining both the skills you've learned in this chapter and the next one will mean that you're able to produce some truly fantastic charts. Hope you're ready--this is when stuff starts getting really cool!