Data Visualization and D3.js Newsletter Issue 122

DashingD3js.com Weekly Data Visualization and D3.js Newsletter

Hi Friends -


Welcome to issue 122 of the DashingD3js.com Weekly Newsletter.
 

Onwards to this week's links...
 

Featured
 

  • 8 Great Data Visualizations From TED Talks
    Data visualizations are a big part of TED Talks, whether they map neuron activity inside our brains or trace crowdsourced drawings of Johnny Cash. Below, 8 of our favorites...
  • Learn JS Data - Data Manipulation, Munging, And Processing In JavaScript
    This guide teaches the basics of manipulating data using JavaScript in the browser, or in node.js. Specifically, these tasks are geared around preparing data for further analysis and visualization. This guide will demonstrate some basic techniques and how to implement them using core JavaScript API, the d3.js library and lodash...
 

Data Visualization Reading and Videos
 

  • quickmapr - R Package For Quickly Mapping And Navigating Spatial Data
    There are many packages that already exist or are in active development that support the visualization of spatial data in R. However, there seems to be a gap for those that need to quickly view, compare, and explore the results of a given spatial analysis. The current thinking for quickmapr is to allow for quick visualization of sp and raster objects...
  • Visualizing Projections
    Everyone knows that a photograph is a 2D image of a 3D world. Take this spinning cube for example... You can imagine the same scenario from a top-down perspective. Incidentally, this is the same as imagining a 1D image of a 2D object...
  • Talking Maps With Ben Chartoff
    I sat down with my colleague Ben Chartoff last week for 15 minutes to talk about our mutual dislike for maps-as-data-visualization. I’ve posted links and images to the things we mentioned below...
  • Drunk Traffic Map Of Portland DUIs
    This map mimics a typical traffic map but represents the number of driving under the influence (DUI) arrests along each street over the course of 10 years. Red, orange, yellow, and green are used to denote relative frequencies of DUIs...
  • How To Build A Clustered Bubble Chart Without Javascript
    Using a data visualization service called RAW, from the Politecnico di Milano’s DensityDesign Lab, we built a clustered bubble chart to compare annual fatalities from different diseases like malaria, tuberculosis and HIV. RAW calls itself the “missing link between spreadsheets and vector graphics” and is built on D3.js...
 

D3.js Reading and Videos
 

  • Reusable Chart Components With AngularJS And D3: An Introduction
    The following should be an introduction to combining D3.js with AngularJS to create reusable chart components...The prime objective of this post is to create a component that composes bar and axis components and further more enables configuring the transitions of any component. The result should be a markup that describes the chart as well as the possibility to hook into the transition process and override default transition behaviours...
  • Designing Beautiful Maps With D3.js
    This project contains the slides and code from my talk "Designing Beautiful Maps with D3.js". In it, you will find code examples for using D3.js to build a variety of thematic maps. Each map is numbered and builds on one another, with each map showing off a different aspect of map making with D3 that I wanted to highlight. The maps show off various SVG and CSS techniques as well as how to use D3 to apply different projections, color scales, and animations...
  • Visualization Monsters
    Christophe Viau, known widely as @d3visualization returns to the Bay Area D3 Meetup to tell us about Hybrid visualizations and data monsters! A nice blend of practical examples and conceptual frontiers, Chris pushes the boundaries of the community's imagination!...
  • Peek - A Chart Library Based On D3.js
    Peek is a an object-oriented chart library for web applications, based on D3.js. It contains many chart types, multiple series ability, automatic scaling, interpolation and best-fit curves, JSON data format, support for labelling, and optional ability to show data points with interactive tooltips...
  • London D3.js February 2015 Meetup Recap
    Slides and video for the two presentations: "'Using data and visualisation to improve government' by Tom Booth" and "'Tree and Network Visualisation using D3 Layouts' by Peter Cook...

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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