Interactive Visualization with D3.js

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This project is part of the liveProject series Interactive Visualization with D3.js
basics of D3.js, JavaScript, HTML and CSS
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binning data with D3 • generate a histogram, a curve, and a density plot • using D3’s force simulation to position elements within a visualization • listening to mouse event to reveal a tooltip
Anne-Marie Dufour
1 week · 8-10 hours per week · BEGINNER
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In this liveProject, you’ll explore and experiment with the D3.js library’s flexibility as you evolve a simple histogram into an intricate and interactive visualization. You’ll build visualizations to illustrate the gender pay gap in sports, expand them to include individual players, and even add special interactive visual effects.

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Anne-Marie Dufour
Anne-Marie Dufour has an extended background in mechanical engineering, computational fluid dynamics, and frontend development. This unique skill set has helped her develop a solid understanding of how to use data visualization to apprehend complex phenomena and realities and translate these into modern web applications.


This liveProject is for developers who know the basics of D3.JS, as well as HTML, CSS and JavaScript. To begin this liveProject, you will need to be familiar with the following:

  • Basics of D3.js
  • Basics of JavaScript
  • Basics of HTML and CSS
  • Structuring frontend development projects
  • Basic JS: data structures, data manipulation, functions, ECMAScript 6
  • Using D3 to interact with the DOM
  • Loading an external dataset
  • Binding data to a selection
  • D3 scales
  • D3 axis

you will learn

In this liveProject, you’ll explore how to represent distributions with D3. You’ll get hands-on experience with D3’s force layout to position SVG shapes on a visualization, as well as mouse events to reveal a tooltip and play with SVG filters.

  • Binning data with D3
  • Generate a histogram, a curve and a density plot
  • Creating a complex layout from a rich dataset
  • Using D3’s force layout to position elements within a visualization
  • Listening to mouse event to reveal a tooltip
  • Appending SVG filters to create unique visual effects


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