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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

Static type checking: TypeScript versus Tern.js

Static type checking is where you have a process that looks at how variables are being used, and then throws a wobbly if you do something weird. By this, I mean it looks at the type of each variable and uses either type annotations (bits of text defining what type a variable is when the variable itself is defined) or type inference (figuring out what the type is from how you first used it) to ensure that functions don't mutate a variable in an unexpected way. This is called static typing and is a feature built into many robust languages, such as C++ and Java. While JavaScript's dynamic typing (also shared by lots of other web languages, such as PHP and Ruby) is helpful in some ways and enables a certain style of programming, it can also be incredibly frustrating due to its ability to introduce silent errors. As we're using a transpiler to transform our JavaScript anyway (throughout the book this has been Babel, though many other transpilers...