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D3.js in Action, Second Edition: Data visualization with JavaScript by Elijah Meeks

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Preface

When I wrote the first edition of D3.js in Action, I did it mostly as a way to learn the library. I knew D3 well enough to do cool things with it, but like many people, I didn’t know the breadth and depth of it, nor did I really understand the structure of layouts and generators and its other aspects. I agreed to write the book as a sort of graduate school in D3, to become an expert in the library, and to become better at data visualization more generally. I came at the second edition from a different perspective. I knew D3 as well as most anyone could, and the changes from V3 to V4, while significant, were straightforward enough to explain. But in the last two and a half years, I’ve been a professional software developer, and I better ...

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