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Create Web Charts with D3 by Fabio Nelli

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CHAPTER 2

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Working with D3

In the various sections of this chapter, and as you delve deeper into the aspects of the library in the next chapters, you’ll be able to appreciate that D3 has a unique and innovative structure. First of all, it does not use jQuery, but it reproduces all the features necessary for data visualization. Whereas in the jqPlot and Highcharts libraries, chart components are already created, requiring the users only to adjust their properties via the options object, D3 has virtually the opposite approach.

The D3 library allows you to build any representation, starting with the most basic graphical elements such as circles, lines, ...

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