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Data Visualization: Representing Information on Modern Web by Swizec Teller, Ændrew Rininsland, Simon Timms, Andy Kirk

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Summary

In this chapter, you learned what D3 is and took a glance at the core philosophy behind how it works. You also set up your computer for prototyping ideas and to play with visualizations. This environment will be assumed throughout the book.

We went through a simple example and created an animated histogram using some of the basics of D3. You learned about scales and axes, that the vertical axis is inverted, that any property defined as a function is recalculated for every data point, and that we use a combination of CSS and SVG to make things beautiful. We also did a lot of fancy stuff with ES2016, Babel, and Webpack and got Node.js installed. Go us!

Most of all, this chapter has given you the basic tools so that you can start playing with ...

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