D3 is not a Data Visualization Library – Elijah Meeks – Medium


25 bookmarks. First posted by rukku june 2018.


People have a hard time learning D3. If you’re expected to learn the DOM manipulation part first it can be a barrier especially when you’re working on a project where that’s already being handled. The point of learning D3 is to learn how to create data visualization products, and that’s really just part of the library that you can focus on instead of the supplemental functionality.
6 days ago by mvuijlst
D3.js is an incredibly successful library yet there’s a disconnect between what people think D3 does and what it actually does. As a result, learning D3 is intimidating and confusing. By better…
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5 weeks ago by gilberto5757
along with key functionality that lets you do data visualization, D3 also consists of other functionality that is only tangentially related to data visualization.
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10 weeks ago by liberatr
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12 weeks ago by amitkaps
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12 weeks ago by moritz_stefaner
Favorite tweet:

Great article for those that know JS but are intimidated by (but want to learn) D3 “Dataviz is about mapping data attributes to visual features. That should be the focus when trying to learn a library that does dataviz, not DOM managemnt” by @Elijah_Meeks https://t.co/kmn0QkjQym

— Nadieh Bremer (@NadiehBremer) July 21, 2018
july 2018 by michem
Understanding that can help you learn it (and unlearn it)
d3  data  datavizzing  JS  how-to 
july 2018 by stevecarufel
D3.js is an incredibly successful library yet there’s a disconnect between what people think D3 does and what it actually does. As a result, learning D3 is intimidating and confusing. By better…
d3  dataviz  javascript 
june 2018 by synergyfactor
D3.js is an incredibly successful library yet there’s a disconnect between what people think D3 does and what it actually does. As a result, learning D3 is intimidating and confusing.
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june 2018 by plouf
The size and complexity of the library has always made it difficult to teach and almost every lesson and book (mine included) focuses first on establishing the JQuery part of the library, which is all about DOM manipulation to create and manipulate elements on a web page.
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june 2018 by paulbradshaw
Favorite tweet:

It's a day for reflecting on #d3js. I went ahead and created a data visualization of the API (using D3) to show how much of D3 is not about #datavisualization and what that means for people learning D3 but also experts who might have learned it too well.https://t.co/HWXwMhCcIw

— Elijah Meeks (@Elijah_Meeks) June 11, 2018
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june 2018 by yousaf.khokhar
D3.js is an incredibly successful library yet there’s a disconnect between what people think D3 does and what it actually does. As a result, learning D3 is intimidating and confusing. By better…
d3  learning  visualization  javascript  dev  tutorial  architecture  blog 
june 2018 by wwwald
. and I had a discussion on his last piece . Here's my take.
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june 2018 by rukku