This week is lab week at work, and I decided in anticipation of the hackathon I will (!!) shortly be attending, I decided to work with a team to visualize their data using d3 to make an interactive visualization, since their team is working in that direction.
What I mostly learned is that d3 is way easier than I remember.
How I remember d3
How d3 actually is
Maybe not quite fantastically rainbow-y, but two things are likely true since I looked at d3:
2. d3 has WAY better documentation
The essence of d3:
jQuery + data bindings
I made a basic fiddle of the simplest thing I learned in d3.
Select an area on the page (jQuery-eqsue) to put your stuff
SelectAll of what you’re going to operate on
Add data to the picture (array-type or like data, as far as I know)
Enter into the data
Append elements based on that data, where you have access to the data and index attributes (d and i in the bin)