D3.js in Action Video Edition

Video description

In Video Editions the narrator reads the book while the content, figures, code listings, diagrams, and text appear on the screen. Like an audiobook that you can also watch as a video.

"A mandatory introduction to a very complex and powerful library."
Stephen Wakely, Thomson Reuters

D3.js in Action is a practical tutorial for creating interactive graphics and data-driven applications using D3.js. You'll start with in-depth explanations of D3's out-of-the-box layouts, along with dozens of practical use cases that align with different types of visualizations. Then, you'll explore practical techniques for content creation, animation, and representing dynamic data—including interactive graphics and data streamed live over the web. The final chapters show you how to use D3's rich interaction model as the foundation for a complete web application. In the end, you'll be ready to integrate D3.js into your web development process and transform any site into a more engaging and sophisticated user experience.

D3.js is a JavaScript library that allows data to be represented graphically on a web page. Because it uses the broadly supported SVG standard, D3 allows you to create scalable graphs for any modern browser. You start with a structure, dataset, or algorithm and programmatically generate static, interactive, or animated images that responsively scale to any screen.

  • Interacting with vector graphics
  • Expressive data visualization
  • Creating rich mapping applications
  • Prepping your data
  • Complete data-driven web apps in D3
You will need basic HTML, CSS, and JavaScript skills. No experience with D3 or SVG is required.

Elijah Meeks is a senior data visualization engineer at Netflix. His D3.js portfolio includes work at Stanford University and with well-known companies worldwide.

Quickly gets you coding amazing visualizations.
Ntino Krampis, PhD, City University of New York

A remarkable exploration of the world of dataviz possibilities with D3.
Arun Noronha, Directworks Inc.

A must-have book.
Arif Shaikh, Sony Pictures Entertainment

One of the most comprehensive books about data visualization I have ever read.
Andrea Mostosi, The Fool s.r.l.


Table of contents

    1. Chapter 1. An introduction to D3.js
    2. Chapter 1. How D3 works
    3. Chapter 1. Using HTML5
    4. Chapter 1. SVG
    5. Chapter 1. Infoviz term: geometric primitive
    6. Chapter 1. CSS
    7. Chapter 1. JavaScript
    8. Chapter 1. Data standards
    9. Chapter 1. Infoviz standards expressed in D3
    10. Chapter 1. Your first D3 app
    11. Chapter 2. Information visualization data flow
    12. Chapter 2. Formatting data
    13. Chapter 2. Transforming data
    14. Chapter 2. Data-binding
    15. Chapter 2. Integrating scales
    16. Chapter 2. Data presentation style, attributes, and content
    17. Chapter 2. Enter, update, and exit
    18. Chapter 3. Data-driven design and interaction
    19. Chapter 3. Interactive style and DOM
    20. Chapter 3. DOM manipulation
    21. Chapter 3. Using color wisely
    22. Chapter 3. Pregenerated content
    23. Chapter 3. Pregenerated SVG
    1. Chapter 4. Chart components
    2. Chapter 4. Creating an axis
    3. Chapter 4. Styling axes
    4. Chapter 4. Complex graphical objects
    5. Chapter 4. Line charts and interpolations
    6. Chapter 4. Complex accessor functions
    7. Chapter 5. Layouts
    8. Chapter 5. Pie charts
    9. Chapter 5. Pack layouts
    10. Chapter 5. Stack layout
    11. Chapter 5. Plugins to add new layouts
    12. Chapter 5. Word clouds
    13. Chapter 6. Network visualization
    14. Chapter 6. Adjacency matrix
    15. Chapter 6. Force-directed layout
    16. Chapter 6. Network measures
    17. Chapter 6. Updating the network
    18. Chapter 7. Geospatial information visualization
    19. Chapter 7. Drawing points on a map
    20. Chapter 7. Better mapping
    21. Chapter 7. Advanced mapping
    22. Chapter 7. TopoJSON data and functionality
    23. Chapter 7. Tile mapping with d3.geo.tile
    24. Chapter 8. Traditional DOM manipulation with D3
    25. Chapter 8. Spreadsheet
    26. Chapter 8. Canvas
    27. Chapter 8. Image gallery
    1. Chapter 9. Composing interactive applications
    2. Chapter 9. Bar chart
    3. Chapter 9. Interactivity: hover events
    4. Chapter 9. Making our brush more user friendly
    5. Chapter 10. Writing layouts and components
    6. Chapter 10. Writing your own components
    7. Chapter 10. Adding component labels
    8. Chapter 11. Big data visualization
    9. Chapter 11. Drawing geodata with canvas
    10. Chapter 11. Big network data
    11. Chapter 11. Optimizing xy data selection with quadtrees
    12. Chapter 11. More optimization techniques

Product information

  • Title: D3.js in Action Video Edition
  • Author(s): Elijah Meeks
  • Release date: February 2015
  • Publisher(s): Manning Publications
  • ISBN: None