Data Visualization and D3.js Newsletter Issue 16 Weekly Data Visualization and D3.js Newsletter

Hi Friends -

Welcome to the sixteenth issue of's Weekly Newsletter .

Onwards to this week's links...


  • Kaggle Visualization Contest Yields Insights on Influence at Harvard Business Review
    After a chance meeting with Kaggle executives at SXSW Interactive last year, De Vries decided to use the company’s platform to launch a competition for the best data visualization of the magazine’s complete archives. Harvard Business School’s Baker library had just delivered metadata and abstracts for the 12,000 HBR articles published since its 1922 launch.”
  • Selections in D3: The Long Story - Jerome Cukier
    I have learned D3 from deciphering script examples and in the earliest ones one ubiquitous construct was this sequence : select / selectAll / data / enter / append.  Once you understand this, you can be “thinking in d3″ and easily do many things you might have thought impossible.

Data Visualization Reading and Videos

  • BioJS: An Open Source JavaScript Framework for Biological Data Visualization
    BioJS is an open-source project whose main objective is the visualization of biological data in JavaScript. BioJS provides an easy-to-use consistent framework for bioinformatics application programmers. It follows a community-driven standard specification that includes a collection of components purposely designed to require a very simple configuration and installation
  • 10 Fascinating Data Visualization Projects
    According to IBM, 90% of data in the world today has been created only within the last two years. In the gallery above, we've compiled 10 data visualization projects that prove actually seeing information can be effective, as well as really cool.
  • Visualizing Data with Benjamin Wiederkehr
    Interaction designer Benjamin Wiederkehr is the managing director, user experience lead, and one of the founders of Interactive Things, a design studio that helps people make their products and information more interactive and visual. His own interests lie in persuasive technology, knowledge visualization, and cartography.

D3.js Reading and Videos

  • Which Career Should I Invest In?
    Compare the number of people employed and median salary for all major* occupations in the United States. Very nice #d3js example on careers, salaries, and popularity. [Hat tip: @timelyportfolio, @d3visualization]
  • VivaGraphJS - JavaScript Graph Drawing Library
    VivaGraphJS is a free graph drawing library for JavaScript. It is designed to be extensible and to support different rendering engines and layout algorithms. At the moment it supports rendering graphs using WebGL, SVG or CSS formats. Layout algorithms currently implemented are: Force Directed and GEM (Graph Embedder Algorithm). Not D3, but well worth a look at the various Demos.


  • Frontend Data Visualization Web Developer - TWO-N (New York, NY, USA)
    We're looking for a developer who can build beatiful data-driven graphics and UIs, on client projects and on our own homegrown product. It's an opportunity to work on a variety of projects, visualizing rich datasets like financial, geospacial and demographic data, using tech that many folks are still just itching to get into -- if they "just had the right project for it" (e.g. d3.js, node.js).

Hope that you had a great past week and that next week is even better!

Wishing you the best, 
Sebastian Gutierrez

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