Chapter 9Exploring Charting Tools

Chapter 3, “Building a Visualization Foundation,” covers the breadth of charting visualizations, which can be used to tell the desired story with your data. This chapter takes a deep dive into how to actually implement these visualizations.

Building charting visualizations can be a daunting task, even with high-quality charting tools making things as simple as possible. This is because charting application programming interfaces (APIs) need to be quite complex in order to grant you the flexibility to achieve all the scenarios that might be important to you. As with anything complicated, the best strategy for understanding something is to break things down, understand all the smaller moving parts, and then put things together again.

To facilitate this, you start this chapter by building ...

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