Data Visualization and D3.js Newsletter Issue 116

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Hi Friends -


Welcome to issue 116 of the DashingD3js.com Weekly Newsletter.
 

Onwards to this week's links...
 

Featured
 

  • When It’s Ok To Use Word Clouds
    It’s ok to use word clouds if your goal is to encourage reading of a large set of otherwise unrelated words that are connected to one or two interesting values (and word count in a text doesn’t qualify as interesting)...
  • SVG Layout With Flexbox For Simpler D3 Charts
    This blog looks at how CSS flexbox layout can be applied to SVG in order to simplify the task of constructing charts with D3. This approach has been made possible by the JavaScript flexbox implementation that Facebook recently open sourced to support ReactJS Native...
 

Data Visualization Reading and Videos
 

  • IamA Visual Analysis Researcher At Tableau, Robert Kosara. AMA!
    Robert Kosara, of eagereyes, is a Visual Analysis Researcher at Tableau Software, and formerly Associate Professor of Computer Science at UNC Charlotte. He has created visualization techniques like Parallel Sets and performed research into the perceptual and cognitive basics of visualization. Recently, Robert’s research has focused on how to communicate data using tools from visualization, and how storytelling can be adapted to incorporate data, interaction, and visualization...
  • Using Mapbox Vector Tiles Part 1 - Processing The Data
    Ever since the release of Mapbox GL js, I have been itching to switch my map visualization stack to this platform from D3.js + Leaflet..For me the biggest reason to move to any vector tile format is to be able to interactively display data sets that are too large to be rendered all at once on an SVG. For this post I will be using the Highway Perfomance Monitoring System shapefile from the RITA Transportation Atlas which is a ~ 1.3GB shapefile containing ~1.8 million road segments...
  • Best Of The Visualisation Web... December 2014
    At the end of each month I pull together a collection of links to some of the most relevant, interesting or thought-provoking web content I’ve come across during the previous month. Here’s the latest collection from December 2014...
  • What Do We Do This Vis Thing For? Towards A Data Visualization Ethos.
    often find myself asking: “What do we do this Data Visualization thing for?”. Of course I do it mostly because it’s fun, and I bet it’s the same for you. Yet, is there a way we can find some deeper meaning in it? Are there some higher level purposes we can identify?...
 

D3.js Reading and Videos
 

  • A "Simple" D3.js Area Chart
    D3.js is mindbending, and I find the examples on the D3.js wiki to be too little explanation with too much going on. In this example, I will show you how to make the simplest area chart I could devise...
  • Interactive Data Visualization With D3.js, DC.js, Python, And MongoDB
    The goal of this tutorial is to introduce the building blocks for creating a meaningful interactive data visualization...We will be covering a wide range of technologies: MongoDB for storing and querying the data, Python for building a web server that interacts with MongoDB and serving html pages, Javascript libraries d3.js, dc.js and crossfilter.js for building interactive charts...
  • Austin Weather
    This (d3) visualization takes a look at the weather for every hour of 2014 in Austin, TX...Each square represents one hour of the day. The data starts at January 1, 2014 in the top left corner, and ends at December 31, 2014 in the bottom right corner...
  • Angular D3 Tree Graph
    A customizable angular d3.js tree graph directive, based on Mike Bostock's Cluster Dendrogram example...

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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