Interactive Data Visualization for the Web

Errata for Interactive Data Visualization for the Web

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The errata list is a list of errors and their corrections that were found after the product was released. If the error was corrected in a later version or reprint the date of the correction will be displayed in the column titled "Date Corrected".

The following errata were submitted by our customers and approved as valid errors by the author or editor.

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Version Location Description Submitted By Date Submitted Date Corrected
Safari Books Online
count backwards 4th paragraph

9.3 Transitions, belong the "Please Do Not delay()" section: 1,000,400 seconds or 11.5 days -> 1,000,400 ms or 16.67 seconds

Note from the Author or Editor:
There was an error in my math here, but the reporter of this erratum also has an error in his/her math. On the top of page 147, this parenthetical reads: (1,000,400 seconds or 11.5 days to be precise) The corrected text should read: (1,000,400 ms or 16.67 minutes to be precise) Also, at the bottom of page 146, the first "long," could be removed, so this text: you could spend a long, long time is changed to read: you could spend a long time

lisongfeng  Apr 09, 2013  Apr 12, 2013
PDF, ePub
Page 87
Bar chart image

The image is supposed to show three different bar chart, each the result of a random dataset. However, the first two charts are exactly the same. Either the random generator is broken, or the same chart got included twice.

Note from the Author or Editor:
Report confirmed. When the illustrations were merged, the top chart was duplicated. To fix: Figure 6-8 needs to be updated, replacing the middle chart with the original chart I had generated.

Patrick Hubers  Mar 28, 2013  Apr 12, 2013
Page 180
first paragraph

The transition duration in the css-code (0.3s) differs from the duration mentioned in the next paragraph (0.2s)

Note from the Author or Editor:
In the print edition, see bottom of page number 183, top of 184. To correct this, let's update the text to reference the value already shown in the sample code. In the paragraph that begins "This tells browsers…", change both instances of "0.2" to "0.3". Affected areas will then read: "…to apply a 0.3-second transition…" "…over a brief 0.3-second period. Nice!"

Donald Vrakking  May 01, 2013 
Page 232
6th paragraph

On page 232 of the first print edition, the term "d3.simplify" is wrapped over two lines. This should be corrected so "d3.simplify" is maintained on the same line. This seems to only affect the print edition. In the PDF version, "d3.simplify" appears on page 228 and is in the middle of a line.

Scott Murray
Scott Murray
Apr 11, 2013  Apr 12, 2013