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Learn how to create beautiful, interactive, browser-based data visualizations with the D3 JavaScript library. This hands-on book shows you how to use a combination of JavaScript and SVG to build everything from simple bar charts to complex infographics. You’ll learn how to use basic D3 tools by building visualizations based on real data from the New York Metropolitan Transit Authority.


On Sep 1 Dave Cottlehuber wrote: nothing to see here, move along
This O'Reilly book is part of the "Getting Started" series, which I have to say I don't really find valuable other than for a quick flick through a new topic. Full Review  >

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On Aug 27 Rob Dawson wrote: Good place to get started with D3
I picked up a review copy of this book quite a while ago, being intrigued by D3, but not really knowing what it was. It was only more recently that I have been working on a codebase that uses D3, and so had a need to read the book. I’d been tinkering around the edges, but then had a strong need to do some d3 codeing, so picked up my copy of “Getting Started with D3″. Full Review  >

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On Jun 27 Ian Oxley wrote:
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On Oct 1 Sean Patterson wrote: Not a detailed book, but it helps.
A project I am currently working on required me to find an efficient way to displaying a “heat map” of data throughout the United States. While one approach would be to simply create static images, the map also needed to be updated based on different data parameters. We also wanted to be able to generate tooltips and zoom in and out of the map. These requirements led me to the D3 library and a nice book entitled, Getting Started with D3 by Mike Dewar that helped get me up and running. Full Review  >

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On Sep 17 Matthew Reed wrote:
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On Aug 22 David Witherspoon wrote: Good introduction to D3
Getting Started with D3 by Mike Dewar is a great introduction to get you up and going really quickly. Just as the title of the book implies, and also stated by the author, the intent of the book is to provide an introduction to the basic functionality of D3 and is not a complete reference of D3. The author does a great job of walking you through examples that will get you presenting data using Bar Charts, Histogram, and Graphs within a web page. The book is a very quick read with only 70 pages to get you an introduction to how to use D3. I feel that the author has done a good job with the limited number of pages to be able to demonstrate some of the basic capabilities that D3 has and how things work. Full Review  >

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On Aug 15 Iain Dillingham wrote:
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On Aug 14 Nick Matthews wrote:
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On Aug 2 Dinesh M wrote: Getting Started with D3 by Mike Dewar from Oreilly
This book is an introduction to one of the popular visualization libraries, D3, which is a javascript library. Mike starts with an introduction with D3 along with various examples. If you want to develop visualizations with D3 but if you are confused with the official documentation from the D3 website, then this book will provide a perfect start for you. There are so many code examples to help us understand the concepts. Mike also wrote some points about what D3 cannot do, which I found useful. Full Review  >

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On Jul 15 Aaron Sumner wrote: Visualizations for the modern web
Getting Started with D3 by Mike Dewar is a short but sweet introduction to D3. In about 90 pages, you’ll have a solid understanding of how to use D3 to create pretty visuals of your data and share them on the web. Full Review  >

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