Data Visualization and D3.js Newsletter Issue 63 Weekly Data Visualization and D3.js Newsletter

Hi Friends -

Welcome to the sixty-third issue of's Weekly Newsletter

Onwards to this week's links...


  • The Parsons Journal for Information Mapping
    The Parsons Journal for Information Mapping (PJIM) is a quarterly publication of the Parsons Institute for Information Mapping. PJIM focuses on both the theoretical and practical aspects of information visualization and its disciplines. With each issue, the Journal aims to present novel ideas and approaches that advance the field of Knowledge Visualization through visual, engineering, and cognitive methods.
  • Manipulating Data Like A Boss With D3.js
    Data is the first D in D3...Putting your data in the right form is crucial to have concise code that runs fast and is easy to read (and, later, troubleshoot)...So what shape should your data be in?

Data Visualization Reading and Videos

  • The Data Visualisation Catalogue
    The Data Visualisation Catalogue is currently an on-going project to catalogue some of the established data visualisation methods. It will be a useful tool to not only other designers, but also anyone in a field that requires the use of data visualisation regularly (economists, scientists, statisticians etc).

D3.js Reading and Videos

  • Interpreting Cohen's d Effect Size
    This interactive visualization explains Cohen's d effect size which is immensely popular in psychology. However, its interpretation is not straightforward for clinicians and laypersons, as it requires prior knowledge about what a standard deviation is. Made with D3.js.
  • Income Per Capita In Poor Countries
    A series of sparklines made with D3.js representing the gross national income per capita of 33 low-income countries (there are 36 such countries in total). The data comes from the World Bank, via Gapminder.
  • An Animated Map Of Global Wind Conditions
    A project to visualize global weather conditions through an Orthographic projection with location hash and the beautiful wind map - built with D3.js. Source code found at
  • Australian Open Road To Victory Tennis Visualization
    Li Na and Stanislas Wawrinka take home their trophies as singles champions of the 2014 Australian Open. We take a look at the paths of the top eight players in the tournament and the minutes they spent on the court. Built with D3.js.
  • US Budget Visualization
    The US Budget, arguably the most important document for understanding what the US government does, is completely inaccessible. This visualization fixes that. Click any year to see the budget for that year. Built with D3.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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