Data Visualization and D3.js Newsletter Issue 22 Weekly Data Visualization and D3.js Newsletter

Hi Friends -

Welcome to the twenty-second issue of's Weekly Newsletter.

Onwards to this week's links...


  • Building User-Centric Platforms For Big Data
    In many ways, data is our new natural resource, like vast fields of wheat on the early prairies. To yield the energy of insight, however, this data needs to be harvested intelligently: organized, rationalized and codified. That’s where data visualization comes in.
  • python-nvd3
    Python Wrapper for NVD3 - Create beautiful charts effortlessly. NVD3 is an attempt to build re-usable charts and chart components for d3.js without taking away the power that d3.js gives you.

Data Visualization Reading and Videos

  • How P&G Presents Data to Decision-Makers
    Those of us who believe that managers make better decisions when key data are presented visually tend to get very excited about all the innovation going on in the graphical display of information. ... The best case I can cite for this argument is Procter & Gamble, which has institutionalized data visualization as a primary tool of management.
  • Leaflet: Interactive Maps with JavaScript and OpenStreetMap
    What crosses your mind first, when you think about embedding maps into a website? I am pretty sure the answer is: Google Maps..... The JavaScript library Leaflet allows for the addition of lots of Google Maps features to maps based on the Open Source project OpenStreetMap.

D3.js Reading and Videos

  • Co-authorship in Psychological Science, 2003 - 2013
    This graph displays co-authorship relationships for nearly 1,000 researchers who published at least twice in Psychological Science between the years 2003 and 2013. Node size reflects number of publications in the journal; line width reflects the number of co-authorships. Mouse over each node for more information about authors. Built with D3.js
  • Swimlane Chart Using D3.js
    Great use of D3.js Brush, Focus + Context Zooming and Multi-Chart Techniques. Make sure to click, drag and expand the brush.
  • Crossfilter New Release - 1.2.0
    Crossfilter 1.2.0 - New Release on April 10, 2013. Crossfilter is a JavaScript library for exploring large multivariate datasets in the browser. Crossfilter supports extremely fast (<30ms) interaction with coordinated views, even with datasets containing a million or more records; it powers analytics for Square Register, allowing merchants to slice and dice their payment history fluidly.
  • rCharts - One Interface, Multiple JS Libraries
    Recently, I had blogged about two R packages, rCharts and rNVD3 that provided R users a lattice like interface to create interactive visualizations using popular javascript libraries. ... After heavy refactoring, I finally managed to implement three popular JS libraries in rCharts: Polycharts, NVD3 and MorrisJS.

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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