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Welcome to the forty-third issue of DashingD3js.com's Weekly Newsletter
Erin Shellman, Data Scientist At Nordstrom Innovation Lab Interview
Erin Shellman interview about being a data scientist within a retail company as well as the ups and downs of the role. Also covered is her upcoming presentation (with David Von Lehman) at the Strata NY Conference titled "How Nordstrom utilizes humans as learning machines to blend brick-and-mortar with online commerce".
Writing Reusable D3 Code
One of the key things that came from me writing this post, is that by writing the code as if it were reusable, I ended up writing pretty modular code. I thought that writing about how to re-work the Point-Along-Path Interpolation example using a reusable D3.js approach might make an interesting blog post, or at least a good way to illustrate what I learned about modular & reusable D3.js.
Data Visualization Reading and Videos
Using Google Maps API and R
This post shows how to use Google Maps's API with R making some tweaks to this function. Combine the first part with sapply or Plyr and it becomes a very powerful tool in just a few lines of code.
Visualization Tool Datawrapper Can Now Automate Charts
News sites with data feeds, such as financial journalism outlets, can automatically create charts with Datawrapper. The open source tool was created by data journalists for data journalists and is used by around 1,000 media organizations, including the Guardian, France's Le Monde and Austrian title Der Standard.
Lessons From The School Of Data Journalism
The School of Data Journalism brought together around 20 panelists and instructors from Reuters, The New York Times, Spiegel, Guardian, Walter Cronkite School of Journalism, Knight-Mozilla OpenNews and others, in a mix of discussions and hands-on sessions focusing on everything from cross-border data-driven investigative journalism to emergency reporting and using spreadsheets, social media data, data visualization and mapping for journalism
D3.js Reading and Videos
D3 Scale Generator
D3 Scale Generator allows you to quickly generate, visualize and test quantitative scales for D3.js.
D3.js Slider Examples
D3.js Slider is a pure D3.js slider inspired by the jQuery UI Slider. Supports D3’s axis component.
A Heat Map for CloudStack Host Status
As part of my ongoing work around visualizing the status of a large CloudStack environment, I've been developing a heat map visualization for current host status. I'm making use of d3.js, a fantastic library that helps make it easy to bind data to page DOMs (in this case, SVG elements). You can view the relevant code on github to see the implementation details.
Hope that you had a great past week and that next week is even better!
Wishing you the best,