Data Visualization and D3.js Newsletter Issue 109

DashingD3js.com Weekly Data Visualization and D3.js Newsletter

Hi Friends -


Welcome to issue 109 of the DashingD3js.com Weekly Newsletter.
 

Onwards to this week's links...
 

Featured
 

  • The Rise Of The Y-axis-zero Fundamentalists
    On Friday, I read a Natalie Kitroeff Businessweek.com story on the declining appeal of law school, and was so struck by this chart that I shared it on Twitter...Twitter responded to that drama with lots of retweets and favorites — but also with lots of disapproving remarks like this...
  • A Simple Responsive D3.js Example
    This article describes a simple architecture for making D3 visualisations responsive. In this example we have a bar chart that will respond to changes in the viewport width. (Try resizing your browser window to see this bar chart resize.)...
 

Data Visualization Reading and Videos
 

  • Best 40 Data Viz Interviews Of 2014 - Part 1
    We’re opening this series with a selection of the best interviews we published on our weekly news round up. Overall, we brought over one hundred interviews in that space, and we picked 40 that are really a must see/read. This post features the first 20...
  • Best 40 Data Viz Interviews Of 2014 - Part 2
    Welcome to the second part of this 2014 recap post, where we gathered 40 of the many interviews with experts and leading voices of the fields of visualization, cartography and data journalism, that we had the chance to feature in our weekly data viz news round ups...
  • Custom Y-Axis Labels In Excel
    I was at a conference earlier this fall and someone asked me whether it’s possible to create an Excel chart where only the first (top) y-axis label has a percentage sign format while the others were just number labels. In other words, instead of adding percentage signs to every y-axis label or putting the phrase “Percentages” in the title or sub-title, she wanted a single percentage sign...
  • Journalism's Voyage West
    This visualization plots over 140,000 newspapers published over three centuries in the United States. The data comes from the Library of Congress' "Chronicling America" project, which maintains a regularly updated directory of newspapers...
  • Interactive 2D & 3D Plots With Plotly And ggplot2
    R, Plotly, and ggplot2 let you make, share, and collaborate on beautiful, interactive plots online. Let's see what we can do with the topographic data from Auckland's Maunga Whau Volcano that comes with R...
 

D3.js Reading and Videos
 

  • Chutes And Ladders Via Markov Chains
    I've recreated the simulation of Chutes and Ladders via the Markov chain technique as described in a popular blog post by Nick Barry...I wrote the Markov chain model in Python (here on github) and created the animated plot on the left in D3.js (here on github)...
  • Hierarchical Clustering With R (Feat. D3.js And Shiny)
    Agglomerative hierarchical clustering is a simple, intuitive and well-understood method for clustering data points...With this tutorial I would like to describe the basics of this method, how to implement it in R with hclust and some ideas on how to decide where to cut the tree. This was also a great opportunity for composing anohter Shiny/D3.js app
  • A Map To Perfection: Using D3.js To Make Beautiful Web Maps
    In this article, I’ll discuss one particularly compelling application of D3: map making. We’ll go through the common challenges of building a useful and informative web map, and show how in each case, D3.js gives you everything you need to make your map look and feel beautiful...
  • Austin Bike Thefts
    This visualization takes a look at bike theft data for Austin in 2014. KXAN News recently did a story on how the Austin Police Department is using a bait bike to help reduce the number of bike thefts this year. - Built with D3...

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

Wishing you the best, 
Sebastian Gutierrez
@DashingD3js
www.dashingd3js.com

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