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D3.js By Example by Michael Heydt

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Chapter 11. Visualizing Information Networks

In this chapter, we will examine a specific type of layout known as a force-directed graph. These are a type of visualization that are generally utilized to display network information: interconnected nodes.

A particularly common type of network visualization is of the relationships within a social network. A visualization of a social network can help you understand how different people have formed various relationships. These include links between others as well as the way groups of people form clusters or cliques of friends and how those groups interrelate.

D3.js provides extensive capabilities for creating very complex network visualizations using force-directed networks. We will overview a number ...

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