Data Visualization and D3.js Newsletter Issue 118

DashingD3js.com Weekly Data Visualization and D3.js Newsletter

Hi Friends -


Welcome to issue 118 of the DashingD3js.com Weekly Newsletter.
 

Onwards to this week's links...
 

Featured
 

  • Turf.js
    Turf.js is a JavaScript library for spatial analysis. It helps you analyze, aggregate, and transform data in order to visualize it in new ways and answer advanced questions about it. In this guide, we’ll take a look at how Turf.js works, what it can do, and some examples of it in action...
  • An Interactive Visualisation Of Fitts' Law With Javascript And D3
    Fitts's Law is one of the corner stones of user interface research...This interactive illustration of the Fitts' test should serve as an introduction to Fitts' law as well as visualise details not directly covered by it, to give further insights into motion in 2D target acquisition tasks...
 

Data Visualization Reading and Videos
 

  • Dashboards Ahoy!
    During my time at Facebook, I worked almost exclusively on one problem: dashboards. More specifically, how to present frequently-updated data in the most efficient way to business users. And so today, I am starting a series of blog posts / tutorials about dashboards...
  • When Small Is More
    We’ve done a few critique/redesigns of graphics on the site, but now its time to shine that sometimes unflattering light back on ourselves. While going through some materials I came across a graphic much like this one...
  • Perception
    Collected and summarized research on the effectiveness of visualization techniques...
 

D3.js Reading and Videos
 

  • Citibike Dashboard
    The Citibike explorer is setup to display rides on July 17, 2014, the busiest day of Citibike riding to date. Use it to filter down data and see average rides in the city. For example, to see rides only in a southern direction taken by women in the p.m. hours you would do the following...
  • D3 Timeseries With Brush
    Have some temporal data to display in your project? Use this D3.js timeseries! Timeseries is offered in an easy to use format - just give it the class name of the container in which you would like it to render, some data, and whether or not to use the brush. Each datapoint is an object so you can easily add your own fields and extend functionality...
  • d3-jetpack
    Nifty convenience wrappers that speed up your daily work with d3.js...
  • D3 Radar Chart
    AngularJS application showcasing an interactive D3 radar chart (with facetting)...

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

Want to better understand this topic?
Check out these super-useful D3.js Screencast Videos (1 in 3 are free...)
=> D3 Screencasts Videos