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T. Barker, J. WestfallPro Data Visualization Using R and JavaScripthttps://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4842-7202-2_1

1. Background

Tom Barker1   and Jon Westfall2
Pipersville, PA, USA
Cleveland, MS, USA

When the first edition of this text was released, there was a new concept emerging in the field of web development: using data visualizations as communication tools. Today, Infographics are everywhere on the Net; however, this concept is something that was already well established in other fields and departments for generations. At the company where you work, your finance department probably uses data visualizations to represent fiscal information both internally ...

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