JavaScript and JQuery for Data Analysis and Visualization

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John Wiley & Sons, Dec 3, 2014 - Computers - 480 pages
Go beyond design concepts—build dynamic data visualizations using JavaScript

JavaScript and jQuery for Data Analysis and Visualization goes beyond design concepts to show readers how to build dynamic, best-of-breed visualizations using JavaScript—the most popular language for web programming.

The authors show data analysts, developers, and web designers how they can put the power and flexibility of modern JavaScript libraries to work to analyze data and then present it using best-of-breed visualizations. They also demonstrate the use of each technique with real-world use cases, showing how to apply the appropriate JavaScript and jQuery libraries to achieve the desired visualization.

All of the key techniques and tools are explained in this full-color, step-by-step guide. The companion website includes all sample codes used to generate the visualizations in the book, data sets, and links to the libraries and other resources covered.

  • Go beyond basic design concepts and get a firm grasp of visualization approaches and techniques using JavaScript and jQuery
  • Discover detailed, step-by-step directions for building specific types of data visualizations in this full-color guide
  • Learn more about the core JavaScript and jQuery libraries that enable analysis and visualization
  • Find compelling stories in complex data, and create amazing visualizations cost-effectively

Let JavaScript and jQuery for Data Analysis and Visualization be the resource that guides you through the myriad strategies and solutions for combining analysis and visualization with stunning results.

 

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Contents

CONTENTS
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CONTENTS
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CONTENTS
183
Summary
201
INTRODUCING D3
233
INCORPORATING SYMBOLS
265
MAPPING GLOBAL REGIONAL AND LOCAL DATA
291
Summary
326
D3 IN PRACTICE
413
INDEX
435
INTRODUCTION xix
459
THE WORLD OF DATA VISUALIZATION
3
What Tech Brings to the Table
11
WORKING WITH THE ESSENTIALS OF ANALYSIS
17
BUILDING A VISUALIZATION FOUNDATION
27
WORKING WITH JAVASCRIPT FOR ANALYSIS
57

Working with Stocks
328
Plotting RealTime Data
348
Plotting Massive Data
361
INTERACTIVE ANALYSIS AND VISUALIZATION PROJECTS
371
Connecting Components with Backbone
390
ACQUIRING DATA INTERACTIVELY
73
VALIDATING YOUR DATA
79
EXAMINING AND SORTING DATA TABLES
93
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Jon Raasch is a freelance web developer and author of several books. A user-experience junkie, he builds HTML5 and JavaScript apps for desktop and mobile devices.

Graham Murray is a software architect specializing in building UI development tools.

Vadim Ogievetsky is a data flow processor at Metamarkets, where he works with data visualization framework development.

Joseph Lowery is a professional web designer and online trainer with courses on website and app creation as well as data visualization at Lynda.com.

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