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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

Chapter 8. D3 on the Server with Canvas, Koa 2, and Node.js

Here's where we start to get really funky with D3. Not only can it render beautiful charts on the frontend, but we can also use D3 to generate things before they even get to the user's browser. This is really the cutting edge of D3, so realize that the skills you've learned in the preceding chapters will serve you in 95% of situations, so don't sweat it if you want to stick to the frontend and SVG for now. This chapter will still be here for that rainy afternoon when you want to try to figure out how Heroku works.