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D3.js 4.x Data Visualization - Third Edition

By : Aendrew Rininsland, Swizec Teller
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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


That's pretty much all the layouts, and we've done a pretty decent dip into each of them. I've provided the package names for each so that you can peruse the documentation. Each has a lot of options you can tweak, which is helpful for producing a very wide array of charts.

After going full out with these examples, we used almost every trick we've learned so far. We even wrote so much code that we pretty much have our own utility library! With a bit of generalization, some of those functions could be layouts of their own. There's a whole world of community that developed layouts for various types of charts. The d3-plugins repository on GitHub ( is a good way to start exploring.

You now understand what all the default layouts are up to, and I hope you're already thinking about using them for purposes beyond the original developers' wildest dreams.

In the next chapter, you'll learn how to use D3 outside of the browser--that's right folks, we're headed to...