Make your own charting library with d3!

Hi All!

Come see Erik Solen (@eriksolen) from Yieldbot talk about making your own charting library with d3:

D3 gives you the flexibility needed for making creative visualizations, but this flexibility leaves the door open for spaghetti code. To prevent this you need to prepare your data and pass it into a visualization that has been wrapped up for reuse.

We'll show how to wrap the visualization up in a jQuery plugin and general approaches and techniques for data preparation. The example will be based on code in production for over 6 months at Yieldbot and all questions on how the code works are encouraged. It will be html and css based so no svg knowledge is required. We'll also discuss potential future directions and the code will be available to all before and after the talk in the following repo so you can put what you learn to work with your own data.

 

 

 

source code will be available at:

https://github.com/solenoid/d3-plugin-talk

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  • Will K.

    Hello everyone. Last night someone spoke briefly about an interesting-sounding d3 project coordinated by a non-profit involving routers for the developing world. I didn't have time to give my card to the person who mentioned it. Could whomever that was drop me a line at [masked]?
    Thanks, and thanks to Ian and Erik for an excellent session.

    November 6, 2012

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