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D3.js

A JavaScript visualization library for HTML and SVG
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What is D3.js?

It is a JavaScript library for manipulating documents based on data. Emphasises on web standards gives you the full capabilities of modern browsers without tying yourself to a proprietary framework.
D3.js is a tool in the Charting Libraries category of a tech stack.
D3.js is an open source tool with 99K GitHub stars and 22.8K GitHub forks. Here’s a link to D3.js's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses D3.js?

Companies
694 companies reportedly use D3.js in their tech stacks, including Accenture, Coursera, and Graphy.

Developers
904 developers on StackShare have stated that they use D3.js.

D3.js Integrations

JavaScript, React, AngularJS, Bootstrap, and React Native are some of the popular tools that integrate with D3.js. Here's a list of all 17 tools that integrate with D3.js.
Pros of D3.js
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Beautiful visualizations
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Svg
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Data-driven
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Large set of examples
60
Data-driven documents
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Visualization components
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Transitions
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Dynamic properties
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Plugins
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Transformation
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Makes data interactive
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Components
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Enter and Exit
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Open Source
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Backed by the new york times
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Exhaustive
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Easy and beautiful
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Angular 4
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Awesome Community Support
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Simple elegance
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Templates, force template
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Decisions about D3.js

Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by companies and developers who chose D3.js in their tech stack.

Axel Dürkop
at Hamburg University of Technology · | 6 upvotes · 48.4K views
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Neo4j

I want to build learning paths in a simple way and visualize them, the way Neo4j or D3.js do it. Example: I have a set of learning resources that can be connected depending on certain criteria. Thus, it would be possible for learners to start from various starting points and have learning paths depending on this starting point.

Following this, I need two things: first, a UI that lets me connect entries from a database so that a linear view, like a path, comes out. And second, a bird's eye view on the various paths like a force-directed graph that stems from the linear connections I made.

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I'm a student, and I have a project to build an application (Visual analytics tool) that takes a Microsoft Excel file, cleans the data, and visualizes it. Also, the app should allow the user to filter and interact with it.

1- should I make it desktop application or web application? : I'm leaning toward (desktop)

2- D3.js OR Python?

3- better excel or CSV?

I'm a beginner Inspiration for interaction and look of the app: eventflow application.

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Blog Posts

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D3.js's Features

  • Declarative Approach for Individual Nodes Manipulation
  • Functions Factory
  • Web Standards
  • Built-in ELement Inspector to Debug
  • Uses SVG, Canvas, and HTML
  • Data-driven approach to DOM Manipulation
  • Voronoi Diagrams
  • Maps and topo.

D3.js Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to D3.js?
three.js
It is a cross-browser JavaScript library and Application Programming Interface used to create and display animated 3D computer graphics in a web browser.
Plotly.js
It is a standalone Javascript data visualization library, and it also powers the Python and R modules named plotly in those respective ecosystems (referred to as Plotly.py and Plotly.R). It can be used to produce dozens of chart types and visualizations, including statistical charts, 3D graphs, scientific charts, SVG and tile maps, financial charts and more.
Highcharts
Highcharts currently supports line, spline, area, areaspline, column, bar, pie, scatter, angular gauges, arearange, areasplinerange, columnrange, bubble, box plot, error bars, funnel, waterfall and polar chart types.
Python
Python is a general purpose programming language created by Guido Van Rossum. Python is most praised for its elegant syntax and readable code, if you are just beginning your programming career python suits you best.
Tableau
Tableau can help anyone see and understand their data. Connect to almost any database, drag and drop to create visualizations, and share with a click.
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D3.js's Followers
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