Data Visualization and D3.js Newsletter Issue 104 Weekly Data Visualization and D3.js Newsletter

Hi Friends -

Welcome to issue 104 of the Weekly Newsletter.

Onwards to this week's links...


  • DimpVis: Exploring Time-varying Information Visualizations By Direct Manipulation
    In time-varying information visualizations, changes in data values over time are most often shown through animation, or through interaction with a time slider widget. We introduce a new direct manipulation technique for interacting with visual items in information visualizations to enable exploration of the time dimension...
  • D3xter
    Straight forward plotting built on D3. Generate common charts with extremely simple functions. Functions return SVG objects which can be customized as needed using D3.js syntax...

Data Visualization Reading and Videos

  • Name That Tune: 300+ Girl Talk Samples Visualized In Real Time
    Gregg Michael Gillis, better known as Girl Talk, has built a career on mashing up several hundred sampled songs into something that sounds like a cohesive thought...Matt Adereth has now added that visual element with his newest creation, an annotated guide to Girl Talk's last album, All Day.
  • The Accidental Beauty of Flight Paths
    Alexey Papulovsky and Nikolay Guryanov, two Moscow-based software engineers, took their fascination with live flight data...and...collected over a billion data points from a single month's worth of flight information on Plane Finder (i.c. October 2012), and plotted them out on a searchable, scalable world map.
  • Edible or Medical
    ‘Edible or Medical’ is a visualization of the Plants For A Future dataset that contains data on more than 7000 edible, medical and otherwise useful plants for humans. The visualization gives an impression of the edible and medical uses of plants that have a edible or medical rating of at least 4 out of 5.

D3.js Reading and Videos

  • An Experimental Twist On The D3 Bubble Chart
    Recently I was playing with charting some data that has a very large range of values, and some outliers with REALLY large values relative to the rest. This XKCD article came up when searching for ways to visualize data with this kind of range disparity.
  • A Fibonacci Fan Component For D3
    In this article I’m going to create an interactive Fibonacci fan D3 component, and show you how to add it to a chart in just 7 lines of code. For many of you, your first question is probably... What Is A Fibonacci Fan?...
  • parallel-coordinates
    A d3-based parallel coordinates plot in canvas...An implementation of parallel coordinates in d3 as a reusable chart...
  • US Stock Market Timeline
    D3 visualization of the S&P index (US stock market) since 1873. At each month since January 1873, it shows trailing 24 months of returns in histogram and standard time-series plot. Histogram colors indicate the direction of the market (blue for upward trend vs. red for downward trend).
  • The Guardian Job - Graphic Artist, Data Visualization
    Guardian News & Media are now looking for Graphic Artist, Data Visualisation to graphically present and explain the news and related stories via data visualisation, primarily across digital platforms but with occasional contributions to print. You will look for opportunities to tell stories in new and different ways by visualising data and serve as an in-house expert in the proper use of data and data visualisation.

Hope that you had a great past week and that next week is even better!

Wishing you the best, 
Sebastian Gutierrez

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