Creating a bar chart

A bar chart is a visualization that uses either horizontal (row charts) or vertical (column charts) rectangular bars with length proportional to the values that they represent. In this recipe, we will implement a column chart using D3. A column chart is capable of visually representing two variables at the same time with its y axis; in other words, the bar height and its x axis. The x axis values can be either discrete or continuous (for example, a histogram). In our example, we choose to visualize continuous values on the x axis. However, the same technique can be applied when you work with discrete values.

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