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Getting Started with D3

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This chapter introduces you to D3 and some of its underlying technologies and standards, such as JavaScript and SVG. You will start by creating basic shapes using SVG, then see how D3 can help you make this process easier and more flexible.


  • Basic Shape
  • Yellow Circle
  • Scalable Vector Graphic
  • Multidimensional Array
  • Drawing Area

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© 2016 Tarek Amr and Rayna Stamboliyska

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Amr, T., Stamboliyska, R. (2016). Getting Started with D3. In: Practical D3.js. Apress, Berkeley, CA.

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