Data Visualization and D3.js Newsletter Issue 133

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Hi Friends -


Welcome to issue 133 of the DashingD3js.com Weekly Newsletter.
 

Onwards to this week's links...
 

Featured
 

  • Signal - New Book By Stephen Few
    In Signal, I provide straightforward and practical instruction in everyday signal detection. Using data visualization methods, I teach how you can apply statistics to gain a comprehensive understanding of your data, which will serve as the context for signal detection. I then adapt the techniques of Statistical Process Control in new ways to detect not just changes in the measures but also significant changes in the patterns that characterize your data...Only the signals matter...
  • PolicyViz Podcast Episode #9: Scott Murray
    What’s the best way to teach data visualization? How do you mix theory and practical applications? What tool or tools should you teach: Tableau, Excel, d3, Processing, something else? Scott Murray, Assistant Professor of Design at the University of San Francisco and I talk about these issues and much more...Oh, and Scott makes a little announcement at the end, so pay attention...
 

Data Visualization Reading and Videos
 

  • EYEO CROWD CLOUD
    This network map shows 852 twitter accounts related to the eyeo festival. It is drawn from a list of registered speakers, workshop presenters and panelists (2011-2015) and attendees (2013-2015). The network layout was calculated using gephi and brings more strongly connected accounts closer together. The size of the account labels corresponds to the number of followers in this network. Each line drawn is a followership relation. It is colored according to the followers color which is assigned based on the angular position on the map. As a result, accounts with followers from many different regions of the map look more colorful...
  • Chess Piece Journeys
    Each faint line represents 500 moves (rounded up), taken from over 2 million games. Data is from MillionBase...
  • Blackspot
    Blackspot shows vechicle collisions in the city of Edinburgh, UK. Data from Edinburgh Open Data...
 

D3.js Reading and Videos
 

  • Using D3 To Visualize And Link To Blog Posts
    I decided to switch from blogging through Tumblr to creating webpages from scratch using Neocities. One problem with that is how to ensure people can read the posts that I wrote in the past, now that the platforms are going to differ. While realizing that my readership is minimal, I still don't want to discourage the few readers readers by providing clumsy navigation to the posts. And I was also looking to do something different with D3. Voila, the blog post link graph!...
  • Create A Gooey Effect During A Transition - Combining SVG Filters With D3.js
    A short post about perhaps not a very useful, but nonetheless rather fun to watch effect in SVGs applied to D3.js: Gooey effects!...I came across a blog post showing several SVG gooey effects applied to DOM elements a while ago and thought it looked interesting...how to add a gooey effect to D3.js created elements...
  • Animating A Single Line & Multiple Lines
    Whilst I wouldn't want to animate every line, it can be useful on certain occasions to illustrate growth / decline, direction or geographical movement. In this situation we're using population projections that can go in all sorts of different directions depending on the underlying assumptions made. The animatelines function below shows how to animate a line by modifying the stroke-dash & stroke-dashoffset properties of a line...
  • Visualizing "Productivity" With Elasticsearch, Logstash And D3
    With data visualizations you transform a bunch of numbers and labels into story. You prove a point. You might even learn something you wouldn't have otherwise. That's why I decided I'd like to make it easy for myself to put visualizations and illustrations into my blog posts...

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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