Setting up an NPM-based development environment

When you are working on a more complex data visualization project that requires the use of a number of JavaScript libraries, the simple solution we discussed before might become a bit clumsy and unwieldy. In this section, we will demonstrate an improved setup using Node Packaged Modules (NPM)—a de facto JavaScript library repository management system. If you are as impatient as me and want to get to the meaty part of the book—the recipes—you can safely skip this section and come back when you need to set up a more production-ready environment for your project.

Getting Ready

Before we start please make sure you have NPM properly installed. NPM comes as part of the Node.js installation. You can download ...

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