D3 Off-Label

Auto-writing Software Good software writes itself. We all know the patterns and following them makes things easy. Not because we have memorized any monumental volume on design patterns, but because years of experience taught us what should be done on an almost intuitive level. Also in a negative sense. We avoid duplication, globals, encapsulation violations. … Continue reading D3 Off-Label

Visualizing Crime with d3: Hooking up Data and Colors, Part 2

In the previous post, we derived a class from BubbleChart and this got us started on actually visualizing some meaningful data using bubbles. There are a couple of things to iron out before a visual can appear. Color Schemes I am using Cynthia Brewer color schemes, available for download in colorbrewer.css. This file is available … Continue reading Visualizing Crime with d3: Hooking up Data and Colors, Part 2

Visualizing Crime with d3: How to Make Bubbles and Influence People, Part 1

Previously: Visualizing Crime with d3:¬†Intro Data and¬†Visualization In order to make a bubble chart in d3 (the one similar to the Obama Budget 2013), using CoffeeScript, you need to: Download a few files from my git hub (you'll need coffee/BubbleChartSingle.coffee, css/visuals.css, css/colorbrewer.css) Define a class in a .coffee file: I also define a couple of … Continue reading Visualizing Crime with d3: How to Make Bubbles and Influence People, Part 1