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Data Visualization with d3.js

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Learn
  • Draw with SVG shapes and path generators
  • Add styles with HTML and CSS
  • Use data structures effectively
  • Dynamically update visualizations as data changes
  • Animate visualizations
  • Let the user explore your data
  • Use layouts to create complex drawings
  • Learn to identify what makes a good visualization good
About

d3.js. provides a platform that help you create your own beautiful visualization and bring data to life using HTML, SVG and CSS. It emphasis on web standards that will fully utilize the capabilities of your web browser.

Data Visualization with d3.js walks you through 20 examples in great detail. You can finally stop struggling to piece together examples you've found online. With this book in hand, you will learn enough of the core concepts to conceive of and build your own visualizations from scratch.

The book begins with the basics of putting lines on the screen, and builds on this foundation all the way to creating interactive animated visualizations using d3.js layouts.

You will learn how to use d3.js to manipulate vector graphics with SVG, layout with HTML, and styling with CSS. You'll take a look at the basics of functional programming and using data structures effectively – everything from handling time to doing geographic projections. The book will also help make your visualizations interactive and teach you how automated layouts really work.

Data Visualization with d3.js will unveil the mystery behind all those beautiful examples you've been admiring.

Features
  • Build blocks of web visualizations
  • Learn visualization with detailed walkthroughs
  • Learn to use data more effectively
  • Animate with d3.js
  • Design good visualizations
Page Count 194
Course Length 5 hours 49 minutes
ISBN 9781782160007
Date Of Publication 24 Oct 2013

Authors

Swizec Teller

Swizec Teller, author of Data Visualization with d3.js, is a geek with a hat. He founded his first start-up at the age of 21 years and is now looking for the next big idea as a full-stack Web generalist focusing on freelancing for early-stage start-up companies. When he isn't coding, he's usually blogging, writing books, or giving talks at various non-conference events in Slovenia and nearby countries. He is still looking for a chance to speak at a big international conference. In November 2012, he started writing Why Programmers Work At Night, and set out on a quest to improve the lives of developers everywhere.