13 Advanced visualization with D3

This chapter covers

  • Creating vector graphics with SVG
  • Creating out-of-the-ordinary visualizations with D3

I couldn’t end this book without coverage of D3: the preeminent visualization framework for building interactive and animated browser-based visualizations in JavaScript.

D3 (data-driven documents) is a complicated library; that’s why this is called the advanced visualization chapter. D3 has a large API and sophisticated concepts. This is a powerful addition to your toolkit, but unfortunately it comes with a steep learning curve! For most routine charts you’re better off using a simpler API, such as C3, which we covered in chapter 10. When you reach the limitations of C3, however, or you want to create ...

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