Data Visualization and D3.js Newsletter Issue 25 Weekly Data Visualization and D3.js Newsletter

Hi Friends -

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

Onwards to this week's links...


  • OpenVis Conf and Bocoup Interview
    OpenVis Conf is the first-ever conference for developers, designers, engineers, data scientists, and managers working to push data visualization forward on the Open Web. Irene Ros and Jory Burson from Bocoup chat about OpenVis Conf and what Bocoup does...

Data Visualization Reading and Videos

  • Making Data Visualizations: A Survival Guide And Other Resources
    As part of my work as Visiting Scholar at the Packard Foundation this year, ... I did a quick scan of data visualization resources to look for practical advice on the process of thinking visually and some technical information on what chart to select and data storytelling. Here’s what I discovered: ...
  • Why Data Driven Documentation is the Future of Online Journalism
    Anyone who thinks journalism is not about numbers is wrong. ... We live in age where more data is collected than ever and that data will be used for setting policy goals and decision-making. if you’re not using data for investigations, you’re missing out.
  • Visualizing Data: Bad Labels, Easy Fix
    I'm a believer that there are simple things you can do to make basic graphics more accurately represent data and easier for your reader to read. Too often, people make simple charts hard to read by using software defaults and not thinking about reader needs.

D3.js Reading and Videos

  • Geographic Bounding Boxes by Jason Davies
    A minimum bounding box in geographic coordinates is an area defined by minimum and maximum longitudes and latitudes. Computing bounding boxes in 2D is simple: track the minimum and maximum x- and y-coordinates on a point-by-point basis. Assuming line segments are straight for both polylines and polygons, nothing else needs to be done. Why doesn’t this work for a sphere?
  • Multi-Dimensional Comparator Function Generator For D3.js
    A D3 generator for comparator functions. It can be used to easily sort arrays of objects by one or multiple dimensions. ... For sorting by two or more dimensions it gets ugly pretty fast. d3.comparator provides a simple API for generating those comparators.

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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