Data Visualization and D3.js Newsletter Issue 128

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Welcome to issue 128 of the DashingD3js.com Weekly Newsletter.
 

Onwards to this week's links...
 

Featured
 

  • Introducing Stereotropes
    Stereotropes is an interactive visualization experiment, exploring a set of “tropes” authored and tracked by a community of contributors on TV Tropes. Tropes are devices and conventions used in storytelling to represent patterns recognizable by the audience. Stereotropes provides a way to explore these tropes through several visual experiments...
  • Network Centrality Demo - Interactive D3 Visual Demonstration Of Network Centrality
    Networks are composed of two things: nodes and edges...Some nodes in the network are more "central" than others. However, there are a number of different ways of to be central to a network. The extent to which these different centrality measures are correlated depends on the shape of the network in question. This interactive D3.js demo illustrates three types of centrality: degree, closeness, and betweenness...
 

Data Visualization Reading and Videos
 

  • Beyond Bar And Line Graphs: Time For A New Data Presentation Paradigm
    Our systematic review of research articles published in top physiology journals (n = 703) suggests that, as scientists, we urgently need to change our practices for presenting continuous data in small sample size studies. Papers rarely included scatterplots, box plots, and histograms that allow readers to critically evaluate continuous data. Most papers presented continuous data in bar and line graphs. This is problematic, as many different data distributions can lead to the same bar or line graph...
  • Putting The Data Science Into Journalism
    "A good story is a good story, whether it has data or not," Hansen says. However, with noted journalism schools at the University of Missouri and Columbia University actively teaching data and computer science-based skills, "my guess is that over time, the term 'data journalist' will disappear and it will just become journalism," Mark Hansen says...
  • This Is How Fast America Changes Its Mind
    Social change in the U.S. appears to follow a pattern: A few pioneer states get out front before the others, and then a key event—often a court decision or a grassroots campaign reaching maturity—triggers a rush of state activity that ultimately leads to a change in federal law...We looked at six big issues—interracial marriage, prohibition, women’s suffrage, abortion, same-sex marriage, and recreational marijuana — to show how this has happened in the past, and may again in the very near future....
 

D3.js Reading and Videos
 

  • angular-globe
    AngularJS directive for visualising data on interactive 3D globe...Interactive Angular.js D3.js Globe directive for fun and profit and data visualization...
  • Choropleth Mapping With React And D3
    By substituting React for DOM management, we can continue to use d3's powerful visualization creation functions (projections, paths, scales, interpolators, colors, etc.) within a flexible component context...I'd like to port the d3 choropleth example to React. I'm going to try to stay as close to the d3 code as possible...
  • Making HTML Tables In D3 Doesn’t Need To Be A Pain
    D3 is nice, but it also makes some simple things look really complicated. One of them is making a simple HTML table. Let’s say you got a simple dataset, stored as array of objects just as you would get from d3.csv...
  • Dynamic Graphs With Angular.js And D3.js
    Using D3 and Angular together we can make a re-usable graph component that displays dynamic data from any data source...Our goal for this directive is to encapsulate the graph and it’s moving parts neatly while allowing the graph to receive data from an outside source. In order to illustrate this, we’ll pump data into the graph both from random user input and from the OpenWeatherMap Weather API...

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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