Visualizing Multidimensional Data with D3.js

Data Science Lecture Series


March 13, 2015
1:00pm to 2:30pm
190 Doe Library
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Created by Mike Bostock, D3.js is a JavaScript toolkit for creating interactive data visualizations. The toolkit supports advanced techniques for creating data-exploration interfaces, such as linked visualization, perceptual color scales, dynamic map projections, animated transitions, parallel coordinates, and tree layouts.

I’ll show how these techniques were applied to build data-exploration and visual-analysis tools on the EcoEngine API. Along the way, we’ll go back to Mike’s examples to gain insights into how basic building blocks can be combined into custom visualization interfaces. In the second half of the lecture, I’ll livecode a new visualization from scratch using EcoEngine data.

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Kai Chang

Co-Organizer, Bay Area D3.js User Group; Technologist, Stamen Design

Kai Chang is a co-organizer of the Bay Area D3.js User Group and technologist at Stamen Design.