Data Visualization and D3.js Newsletter Issue 216 Weekly Data Visualization and D3.js Newsletter

Hi Friends -

Welcome to issue 216 of the Weekly Newsletter.

Onwards to this week's links...


  • Adit: Enter the Data Mine - R & Shiny meet WebVR & A-Frame for data exploration like never before
    With Adit, you can build and examine exploratory data visualizations interactively in VR. Upload a dataset or choose an example one. Build histograms, scatter plots, and 3-d scatter plots by dragging variable name cards and dropping them on the desired axes. You can also map data to shape, color, and size of the points in the plot by dropping variable name cards on the corresponding legends...
  • d3.unconf(2016).recap()
    On October 16th one hundred d3.js practitioners gathered for two days of intensive sharing, learning and building at the 2016 d3.unconf. We had bigger ambitions than our previous two years, and we pushed ourselves and the community in new ways...

Data Visualization Reading and Videos

  • The List Of 2016 Visualization Lists
    I’m turning this into a yearly habit. Last year I collected what I found were the most interesting lists of the visualizations of the past year and put them… in a list. So here is my list of lists, version 2016...
  • Recurrent Neural Network Tutorial for Artists
    This post is not meant to be a comprehensive overview of recurrent neural networks. It is intended for readers without any machine learning background. The goal is to show artists and designers how to use a pre-trained neural network to produce interactive digital works using simple Javascript and p5.js library...

D3.js Reading and Videos

  • ggraph - Graph Visualization For Messy Data
    This is a library built on top D3 with the goal of improving how we work with large and messy graphs. It extends the notion of nodes and links with groups of nodes. This is useful when multiple nodes are in fact the same thing or belong to the same group...Some examples of nodes that may belong together: a) IPs in the same subnet, b) Emails / monikers, c) File fingerprints, d) Bitcoin addresses in same wallet, e) Alternative spellings and typos, and others...
  • Animate Voronoi Site To Cell
    Just stripping down and tweaking Bostock's example to animate between Voronoi sites and polygons by clipping the site circle to the polygon and blowing up the radius. Silly and simple but I do like that it illustrates what a Voronoi tessellation is! ’Cuz every circle hits the bound against a well-matched antagonist...
  • All Possible Endings
    D3.js Sketch showing several possible variations of a single output from a generative handwriting model. The model first generates a single handwriting sample, then works backwards to show variants further and further into the past... Based on my fork of Mike Bostock's branched random walk and hardmaru's RNN Tutorial for Artists...

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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