D3 for the Impatient


  • D3 for the Impatient
  • Interactive Graphics for Programmers and Scientists
  • Philipp K. Janert
  • 256 pages
  • O’Reilly (2019)
  • ISBN: 978-1492046776

From the Back Cover:

If you are in a hurry to learn D3.js, the leading JavaScript library for web-based graphics and visualization, this book is for you. Written for technically savvy readers with a background in programming or data science, the book moves quickly, emphasizing unifying concepts and patterns. Anticipating common difficulties, the book teaches you how to apply D3 to your own problems.

Assuming only a general programming background, but no previous experience with contemporary web development, this book explains supporting technologies such as SVG, HTML5, CSS, and the DOM as needed, making it a convenient one-stop resource for a technical audience.

Table of Contents:

  1. Introduction
  2. Let’s Make Some Graphs, Already!
  3. The Heart of the matter: Selecting and Binding
  4. Events, Interactivity, and Animation
  5. Generators, Components, Layouts: Drawing Curves and Shapes
  6. Files, Fetches, Formats: Getting Data In and Out
  7. Values to Visuals: Interpolations, Scales, and Axes
  8. Color, Color Scales, and Heatmaps
  9. Trees and Networks
  10. Utilities: Arrays, Statistics, and Timestamps
  11. Appendix A: Setup, Tools, Resources
  12. Appendix B: An SVG Survival Kit
  13. Appendix C: Hitchhiker’s Guide to JavaScript and the DOM

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