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People come to data visualization, and D3 particularly, from three different areas. The first is traditional JavaScript development, where they assume D3 is a charting library or, less commonly, a mapping library. The second is more traditional software development, such as Java, where D3 is part of the transition into frontend or node development. The last area is a trajectory that involves statistical analysis using R, Python, or desktop apps.

For all these folks, D3 represents a transition into two major new areas: web development and data visualization. I touch on aspects of both that may give readers more grounding in what I expect to be new and strange fields. Someone who’s intimately familiar with JavaScript may find that ...

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