Data Visualization and D3.js Newsletter Issue 142

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Hi Friends -


Welcome to issue 142 of the DashingD3js.com Weekly Newsletter.
 

Onwards to this week's links...
 

Featured
 

  • Model Company - An Uncommon Look At The Common Civil War Soldier
    On September 2nd, 1861, 91 recruits reported to Camp Curtain in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania to enlist in the Union Army as Company D of the 46th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry...Using unique personal information, this group of 91 men becomes the model of a common Civil War soldier...This unprecendented look at their personal attributes brings us closer not only to the common Civil War soldier, but also to their humanity...
  • Creating A Dynamic D3 Visualization From The GitHub API
    It’s exciting to hook up a data source to a custom chart that changes dynamically, and be able to see it on a live website, which other people can view...In this post, I’m going to discuss the steps I took to create this d3 visualization of the GitHub API...
 

Data Visualization Reading and Videos
 

  • D3ManhattanPlot Demo
    This is a simple use case of using the D3ManhattanPlots HTMLWidget for R to generate interactive manhattan plots for genome wide association studies (GWAS)...
  • Tufte In R
    The idea behind Tufte in R is to use R - the most powerful open-source statistical programming language - to replicate excellent visualisation practices developed by Edward Tufte. It’s not a novel approach - there are plenty of excellent R functions and related packages wrote by people who have much more expertise in programming than myself. I simply collect those resources in one place in an accessible and replicable format, adding a few bits of my own coding discoveries...
  • Eyeo Festival 2015 Videos Are Up!!!!!!!!!
    Since 2011, the annual Eyeo Festival brings together creative coders, data designers and creators working at the intersection of data, art & technology for inspiring talks, workshops, labs and events...
  • Mountains Out Of Molehills - A Timeline Of Media-Inflamed Fears
    What are the world’s biggest fears? An update of our “Mountains out of Molehills” image from 2007. Rollover the image to see the data scaled by worldwide deaths...Taken from the info graphic mega-tome Information is Beautiful (HarperCollins, Feb 2009)...
 

D3.js Reading and Videos
 

  • D3js And The First Class Function
    Passing a function as an argument to other functions is a difficult concept to understand for beginners, especially those coming from other languages. D3 further compounds this difficulty by making the functions-as-arguments model integral to the basic pattern, but doesn’t force the designer to understand what the heck is going on when they type function in the middle of their code...
  • d3.sketchy - A Tool To Create Sketchy Backgrounds, Shapes And Lines
    A tool to create sketchy backgrounds, shapes and lines...Custom shapes defined by an array of points...Which can be drawn automatically or with custom path functions...And of course outlines for rectangles...and circles...The density, angle and sketchiness can be customized through parameters and the thickness of the lines through css...Here is an interactive customizer that lets you play around with the parameters...
  • timeknots
    Minimalist timeline in javascript based on d3.js...

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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