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D3.js stands for Data-Driven Documents. It is a JavaScript library designed for manipulating documents based on data. D3.js enables the creation of dynamic, interactive data visualizations for online applications. Developed by Mike Bostock, it serves as a successor to the earlier visualization toolkit known as Protovis. This tutorial provides a comprehensive understanding of the D3.js framework, covering its fundamental components and sub-components.

Target audience and prerequisites

This tutorial is tailored for professionals aspiring to build a career in online data visualization. It aims to familiarize you with Data-Driven Documents and its various functionalities. Before delving into the concepts outlined in this tutorial, it is assumed that readers have a basic understanding of what a framework is. Additionally, a solid grasp of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript will be highly beneficial.

Is also available as a short guide and it can downloaded in PDF format, making it accessible for offline reference. Additionally, our website offers a range of supplementary resources and a dedicated job search feature tailored to professionals in the field of online data visualization. Explore further to enhance your skills and advance your career in this dynamic domain.

Tutorial Overview

The tutorial covers D3.js comprehensively. It starts with an Introduction and Installation. Core Concepts, Selections, and Data Join are explained. It introduces SVG, Transition, and Animation for smooth visualizations. Topics include Charts, Graphs, Geographical data, and Array manipulation. APIs for various functionalities are detailed. It concludes with practical applications like drag-and-drop, zooming, data requests, and CSV handling. It provides a Working Example and touches on using timers with the Timer API for animations.


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