Interactive Data Visualization for the Web

An Introduction to Designing with

Author: Scott Murray

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1491921323

Category: Computers

Page: 474

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Create and publish your own interactive data visualization projects on the web—even if you have little or no experience with data visualization or web development. It’s inspiring and fun with this friendly, accessible, and practical hands-on introduction. This fully updated and expanded second edition takes you through the fundamental concepts and methods of D3, the most powerful JavaScript library for expressing data visually in a web browser. Ideal for designers with no coding experience, reporters exploring data journalism, and anyone who wants to visualize and share data, this step-by-step guide will also help you expand your web programming skills by teaching you the basics of HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and SVG. Learn D3 4.x—the latest D3 version—with downloadable code and over 140 examples Create bar charts, scatter plots, pie charts, stacked bar charts, and force-directed graphs Use smooth, animated transitions to show changes in your data Introduce interactivity to help users explore your data Create custom geographic maps with panning, zooming, labels, and tooltips Walk through the creation of a complete visualization project, from start to finish Explore inspiring case studies with nine accomplished designers talking about their D3-based projects
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Learn D3.js

Create interactive data-driven visualizations for the web with the D3.js library

Author: Helder da Rocha

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1838649603

Category: Computers

Page: 650

View: 2329

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Explore the power of D3.js 5 and its integration with web technologies for building rich and interactive data visualization solutions Key Features Explore the latest D3.js 5 for creating charts, plots, and force-directed graphics Practical guide for creating interactive graphics and data-driven apps with JavaScript Build Real-time visualization and transition on web using SVG with D3.js Book Description This book is a practical hands-on introduction to D3 (Data-driven Documents): the most popular open-source JavaScript library for creating interactive web-based data visualizations. Based entirely on open web standards, D3 provides an integrated collection of tools for efficiently binding data to graphical elements. If you have basic knowledge of HTML, CSS and JavaScript you can use D3.js to create beautiful interactive web-based data visualizations. D3 is not a charting library. It doesn’t contain any pre-defined chart types, but can be used to create whatever visual representations of data you can imagine. The goal of this book is to introduce D3 and provide a learning path so that you obtain a solid understanding of its fundamental concepts, learn to use most of its modules and functions, and gain enough experience to create your own D3 visualizations. You will learn how to create bar, line, pie and scatter charts, trees, dendograms, treemaps, circle packs, chord/ribbon diagrams, sankey diagrams, animated network diagrams, and maps using different geographical projections. Fundamental concepts are explained in each chapter and then applied to a larger example in step-by-step tutorials, complete with full code, from hundreds of examples you can download and run. This book covers D3 version 5 and is based on ES2015 JavaScript. What you will learn Learn to use D3.js version 5 and web standards to create beautiful interactive data-driven visualizations for the web Bind data to DOM elements, applying different scales, color schemes and configuring smooth animated transitions for data updates Generate data structures and layouts for many popular chart formats Apply interactive behaviors to any chart Create thematic maps based on GIS data using different geographical projections with interactive behaviors Load, parse and transform data from JSON and CSV formats Who this book is for The book is intended for web developers, web designers, data scientists, artists, and any developer who wish to create interactive data visualization for the Web using D3. The book assumes basic knowledge of HTML, CSs, and JavaScript.
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Data Visualization: Representing Information on Modern Web

Author: Andy Kirk,Simon Timms,Ǯdrew Rininsland,Swizec Teller

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1787125076

Category: Computers

Page: 531

View: 1394

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Unleash the power of data by creating interactive, engaging, and compelling visualizations for the web About This Book Get a portable, versatile, and flexible data visualization design approach that will help you navigate the complex path towards success Get thorough explanation of the many visual variables and visualization taxonomy to provide you with a menu of creative options A comprehensive and contemporary introduction to data-driven visualization design and the most effective approaches to designing impact-maximizing and cognition-amplifying visualizations Who This Book Is For This course is for developers who are excited about data and who want to share that excitement with others and it will be handy for the web developers or data scientists who want to create interactive visualizations for the web. Prior knowledge of developing web applications is required. You should have a working knowledge of both JavaScript and HTML. What You Will Learn Harness the power of D3 by building interactive and real-time data-driven web visualizations Find out how to use JavaScript to create compelling visualizations of social data Identify the purpose of your visualization and your project's parameters to determine overriding design considerations across your project's execution Apply critical thinking to visualization design and get intimate with your dataset to identify its potential visual characteristics Explore the various features of HTML5 to design creative visualizations Discover what data is available on Stack Overflow, Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ Gain a solid understanding of the common D3 development idioms Find out how to write basic D3 code for server using Node.js In Detail Do you want to create more attractive charts? Or do you have huge data sets and need to unearth the key insights in a visual manner? Data visualization is the representation and presentation of data, using proven design techniques to bring alive the patterns, stories, and key insights that are locked away. This learning path is divided into three modules. The first module will equip you with the key techniques required to overcome contemporary data visualization challenges. After getting familiar with key concepts of data visualization, it's time to incorporate it with various technologies. In the second module, Social Data Visualization with HTML5 and JavaScript, it teaches you how to leverage HTML5 techniques through JavaScript to build visualizations. It also clears up how the often complicated OAuth protocol works to help you unlock a universe of social media data from sites such as Twitter, Facebook, and Google+. Once you are familiar with the concepts of incorporating data visualization with HTML5 and JavaScript, third module, Learning d3.js Data Visualization, will lead you to D3, which has emerged as one of the leading platforms to develop beautiful, interactive visualizations over the web. This module provides a strong foundation in designing compelling web visualizations with D3.js. By the end of this course, you will have unlocked the mystery behind successful data visualizations. This Learning Path combines some of the best that Packt has to offer in one complete, curated package. It includes content from the following Packt products: Data Visualization: a successful design process by Andy Kirk Social Data Visualization with HTML5 and JavaScript by Simon Timms Learning d3.js Data Visualization, Second Edition by Ǯdrew Rininsland and Swizec Teller Style and approach This course includes all the resources that will help you jump into creating interactive and engaging visualizations for the web. Through this comprehensive course, you'll learn how to create engaging visualizations for the web to represent your data from start to finish!
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Learn Chart.js

Create interactive visualizations for the Web with Chart.js 2

Author: Helder da Rocha

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1789342155

Category: Computers

Page: 284

View: 8382

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Design interactive graphics and visuals for your data-driven applications using the popular open-source Chart.js data visualization library. Key Features Harness the power of JavaScript, HTML, and CSS to create interactive visualizations Display quantitative information efficiently in the form of attractive charts by using Chart.js A practical guide for creating data-driven applications using open-source JavaScript library Book Description Chart.js is a free, open-source data visualization library, maintained by an active community of developers in GitHub, where it rates as the second most popular data visualization library. If you want to quickly create responsive Web-based data visualizations for the Web, Chart.js is a great choice. This book guides the reader through dozens of practical examples, complete with code you can run and modify as you wish. It is a practical hands-on introduction to Chart.js. If you have basic knowledge of HTML, CSS and JavaScript you can learn to create beautiful interactive Web Canvas-based visualizations for your data using Chart.js. This book will help you set up Chart.js in a Web page and show how to create each one of the eight Chart.js chart types. You will also learn how to configure most properties that override Chart’s default styles and behaviors. Practical applications of Chart.js are exemplified using real data files obtained from public data portals. You will learn how to load, parse, filter and select the data you wish to display from those files. You will also learn how to create visualizations that reveal patterns in the data. This book is based on Chart.js version 2.7.3 and ES2015 JavaScript. By the end of the book, you will be able to create beautiful, efficient and interactive data visualizations for the Web using Chart.js. What you will learn Learn how to create interactive and responsive data visualizations using Chart.js Learn how to create Canvas-based graphics without Canvas programming Create composite charts and configure animated data updates and transitions Efficiently display quantitative information using bar and line charts, scatterplots, and pie charts Learn how to load, parse, and filter external files in JSON and CSV formats Understand the benefits of using a data visualization framework Who this book is for The ideal target audience of this book includes web developers and designers, data journalists, data scientists and artists who wish to create interactive data visualizations for the Web. Basic knowledge of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript is required. No Canvas knowledge is necessary.
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D3.js 4.x Data Visualization

Author: Ændrew Rininsland,Swizec Teller

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1787128156

Category: Computers

Page: 308

View: 3454

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Create and publish your own interactive and compelling data visualizations with D3.js 4.x About This Book Build interactive and rich graphics and visualization using JavaScript`s powerful library D3.js Learn D3 from the ground up, using the all-new version 4 of the library Gain insight into producing high-quality, extensible charts and visualizations using best practices such as writing testable, extensible code and strong typing Who This Book Is For This book is for web developers, interactive news developers, data scientists, and anyone interested in representing data through interactive visualizations on the Web with D3. Some basic knowledge of JavaScript is expected, but no prior experience with data visualization or D3 is required to follow this book. What You Will Learn Map data to visual elements using D3's scales Draw SVG elements using D3's shape generators Transform data using D3's collection methods Use D3's various layout patterns to quickly generate various common types of chart Write modern JavaScript using ES2017 and Babel Explore the basics of unit testing D3 visualizations using Mocha and Chai Write and deploy a simple Node.js web service to render charts via HTML Canvas Understand what makes a good data visualization and how to use the tools at your disposal to create accurate charts In Detail Want to get started with impressive interactive visualizations and implement them in your daily tasks? This book offers the perfect solution-D3.js. It has emerged as the most popular tool for data visualization. This book will teach you how to implement the features of the latest version of D3 while writing JavaScript using the newest tools and technique You will start by setting up the D3 environment and making your first basic bar chart. You will then build stunning SVG and Canvas-based data visualizations while writing testable, extensible code,as accurate and informative as it is visually stimulating. Step-by-step examples walk you through creating, integrating, and debugging different types of visualization and will have you building basic visualizations (such as bar, line, and scatter graphs) in no time. By the end of this book, you will have mastered the techniques necessary to successfully visualize data and will be ready to use D3 to transform any data into an engaging and sophisticated visualization. Style and approach This book follows a tutorial-based approach in teaching the world's most powerful data visualization library, D3.
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Learning Responsive Data Visualization

Author: Christoph Korner

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1785884336

Category: Computers

Page: 258

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Master the art of building responsive visualizations on the Web About This Book Learn the techniques for building data visualizations that work well for all screen sizes Implement responsive techniques with popular libraries to get to grips with building responsive visualizations that work in the real world Incorporate responsive workflow in your data visualization process to build visualizations that take a mobile-first approach. Who This Book Is For Web developers and data science professionals who want to make their visualizations work for smaller screen sizes. Some basic knowledge of JavaScript and Data visualization is expected. What You Will Learn Get familiar with responsive design for data visualizations Understand the main concepts of D3.js to create interactive visualizations Unleash the power of Bootstrap to create stunning and responsive visualizations for all screen resolutions Implement Touch and Mouse interactions for mobile-first applications Design Transitions and Animations that impress in portrait and landscape Build a Responsive World Map using GeoJSON and D3.js In Detail Using D3.js and Responsive Design principles, you will not just be able to implement visualizations that look and feel awesome across all devices and screen resolutions, but you will also boost your productivity and reduce development time by making use of Bootstrap—the most popular framework for developing responsive web applications. This book teaches the basics of scalable vector graphics (SVG), D3.js, and Bootstrap while focusing on Responsive Design as well as mobile-first visualizations; the reader will start by discovering Bootstrap and how it can be used for creating responsive applications, and then implement a basic bar chart in D3.js. You will learn about loading, parsing, and filtering data in JavaScript and then dive into creating a responsive visualization by using Media Queries, responsive interactions for Mobile and Desktop devices, and transitions to bring the visualization to life. In the following chapters, we build a fully responsive interactive map to display geographic data using GeoJSON and set up integration testing with Protractor to test the application across real devices using a mobile API gateway such as AWS Device Farm. You will finish the journey by discovering the caveats of mobile-first applications and learn how to master cross-browser complications. Style and approach As the world shifts to mobile devices for consuming data on the Web, developers are faced with the unique challenge of making data visualizations work for their smaller screens. The growth of responsive web design enabled developers to adopt page layouts and media for smaller screens, but there is still little information available on how to adapt data visualizations for the smaller screens. This book fills this important gap and shows how responsive web design principles can be extended to create visualizations that work well regardless of the screen size, thereby allowing developers to build user-friendly visualizations that work well on all devices. In addition to covering some of the popular techniques and design patterns for building responsive visualizations, the book also shows readers how to implement these techniques with the help of some popular tools and libraries.
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D3.js: Cutting-edge Data Visualization

Author: Ændrew H. Rininsland,Michael Heydt,Pablo Navarro Castillo

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1787286126

Category: Computers

Page: 868

View: 2997

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Turn your raw data into real knowledge by creating and deploying complex data visualizations with D3.js About This Book Understand how to best represent your data by developing the right kind of visualization Explore the concepts of D3.js through examples that enable you to quickly create visualizations including charts, network diagrams, and maps Get practical examples of visualizations using real-world data sets that show you how to use D3.js to visualize and interact with information to glean its underlying meaning Who This Book Is For Whether you are new to data and data visualization, a seasoned data scientist, or a computer graphics specialist, this Learning Path will provide you with the skills you need to create web-based and interactive data visualizations. Some basic JavaScript knowledge is expected, but no prior experience with data visualization or D3 is required What You Will Learn Gain a solid understanding of the common D3 development idioms Find out how to write basic D3 code for servers using Node.js Install and use D3.js to create HTML elements within a document Create and style graphical elements such as circles, ellipses, rectangles, lines, paths, and text using SVG Turn your data into bar and scatter charts, and add margins, axes, labels, and legends Use D3.js generators to perform the magic of creating complex visualizations from data Add interactivity to your visualizations, including tool-tips, sorting, hover-to-highlight, and grouping and dragging of visuals Write, test, and distribute a D3-based charting package Make a real-time application with Node and D3 In Detail D3 has emerged as one of the leading platforms to develop beautiful, interactive visualizations over the web. We begin the course by setting up a strong foundation, then build on this foundation as we take you through the entire world of reimagining data using interactive, animated visualizations created in D3.js. In the first module, we cover the various features of D3.js to build a wide range of visualizations. We also focus on the entire process of representing data through visualizations. By the end of this module, you will be ready to use D3 to transform any data into a more engaging and sophisticated visualization. In the next module, you will learn to master the creation of graphical elements from data. Using practical examples provided, you will quickly get to grips with the features of D3.js and use this learning to create your own spectacular data visualizations with D3.js. Over the last leg of this course, you will get acquainted with how to integrate D3 with mapping libraries to provide reverse geocoding and interactive maps among many other advanced features of D3. This module culminates by showing you how to create enterprise-level dashboards to display real-time data. This Learning Path combines some of the best that Packt has to offer in one complete, curated package. It includes content from the following Packt products: Learning D3.js Data Visualization, Second Edition by Andrew H. Rininsland D3.js By Example by Michael Heydt Mastering D3.js by Pablo Navarro Castillo Style and approach This course provides a comprehensive explanation of how to leverage the power of D3.js to create powerful and creative visualizations through step-by-step instructions in the form of modules. Each module help you skill up a level in creating meaningful visualizations.
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Expert Data Visualization

Author: Jos Dirksen

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1786466627

Category: Computers

Page: 394

View: 7259

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Breathe life into your data by learning how to use D3.js V4 to visualize information About This Book Create complex visualizations powered by D3.js and open data. Provides an extensive set of visualizations that explore all the functionality provided by D3.js V4. Shows how to set up an easy–to-use environment to create stunning visualizations. Who This Book Is For The typical target audience of this book is JavaScript developers, designers, and visual artists who have some basic JavaScript programming knowledge and who now want to master pro-level techniques to create interactive data visualizations using web standards which work on desktop as well as mobile devices. What You Will Learn Learn how D3.js works to declaratively define visualizations. Create charts from scratch by using SVG and the D3.js APIs See how to prepare data for easy visualization using D3.js. Visualize hierarchical data using chart types provided by D3.js Explore the different options provided by D3.js to visualize linked data such as graphs. Spice up your visualizations by adding interactivity and animations. Learn how to use D3.js to visualize and interact with Geo- and Gis-related information sources. Create visualization by streaming data over WebSockets In Detail Do you want to make sense of your data? Do you want to create interactive charts, data trees, info-graphics, geospatial charts, and maps efficiently? This book is your ideal choice to master interactive data visualization with D3.js V4. The book includes a number of extensive examples that to help you hone your skills with data visualization. Throughout nine chapters these examples will help you acquire a clear practical understanding of the various techniques, tools and functionality provided by D3.js. You will first setup your D3.JS development environment and learn the basic patterns needed to visualize your data. After that you will learn techniques to optimize different processes such as working with selections; animating data transitions; creating graps and charts, integrating external resources (static as well as streaming); visualizing information on maps; working with colors and scales; utilizing the different D3.js APIs; and much more. The book will also guide you through creating custom graphs and visualizations, and show you how to go from the raw data to beautiful visualizations. The extensive examples will include working with complex and realtime data streams, such as seismic data, geospatial data, scientific data, and more. Towards the end of the book, you will learn to add more functionality on top of D3.js by using it with other external libraries and integrating it with Ecmascript 6 and Typescript Style and approach This book will have a real–world, case-study approach, where you will be given data sets from different domains. These data sets will have different visualization goals; some might need 2D or 3D charts, some might need automated workflows, others might require interactive maps. While you fulfill these goals, you will learn different techniques and best practices, which will enable you to perform data visualization tasks on your own
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The Data Visualization Workshop

An Interactive Approach to Learning Data Visualization, 2nd Edition

Author: Mario Döbler,Tim Großmann

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1839219750

Category: Computers

Page: 480

View: 1439

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Cut through the noise and get real results with a step-by-step approach to learning data visualization with Python Key Features Ideal for Python beginners getting started with data visualization for the first time A step-by-step data visualization tutorial with exercises and activities that help build key skills Structured to let you progress at your own pace, on your own terms Use your physical print copy to redeem free access to the online interactive edition Book Description You already know you want to learn data visualization with Python, and a smarter way to learn is to learn by doing. The Data Visualization Workshop focuses on building up your practical skills so that you can develop clear, expressive real-world charts and diagrams. You'll learn from real examples that lead to real results. Throughout The Data Visualization Workshop, you'll take an engaging step-by-step approach to understand data visualization with Python. You won't have to sit through any unnecessary theory. If you're short on time you can jump into a single exercise each day or spend an entire weekend learning how companies like Uber are using advanced visualization techniques to represent their data visually. It's your choice. Learning on your terms, you'll build up and reinforce key skills in a way that feels rewarding. Every physical print copy of The Data Visualization Workshop unlocks access to the interactive edition. With videos detailing all exercises and activities, you'll always have a guided solution. You can also benchmark yourself against assessments, track progress, and receive content updates. You'll even earn a secure credential that you can share and verify online upon completion. It's a premium learning experience that's included with your printed copy. To redeem, follow the instructions located at the start of your book. Fast-paced and direct, The Data Visualization Workshop is the ideal companion for Python beginners who want to get up and running with data visualization. You'll visualize your work like a skilled data scientist, learning along the way. This process means that you'll find that your new skills stick, embedded as best practice. A solid foundation for the years ahead. What you will learn Get to grips with fundamental concepts and conventions of data visualization Learn how to use libraries like NumPy and Pandas to index, slice, and iterate data frames Implement different plotting techniques to produce compelling data visualizations Learn how you can skyrocket your Python data wrangling skills Draw statistical graphics using the Seaborn and Matplotlib libraries Create interactive visualizations and integrate them into any web page Who this book is for Our goal at Packt is to help you be successful, in whatever it is that you choose to do. The Data Visualization Workshop is an ideal tutorial for those who want to perform data visualization with Python and are just getting started. Pick up a Workshop today and let Packt help you develop skills that stick with you for life.
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