Javascript

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Scrollama.js, a JavaScript library for scrollytelling

Russell Goldenberg released Scrollama.js in an effort to make scrollytelling more straightforward to implement. Scrollytelling can be complicated to implement and difficult to make performant. The goal of this library is to provide a simple interface for creating scroll-driven interactives and improve user experience by reducing scroll jank. It offers (optional) methods to implement the common scrollytelling pattern to reduce more involved DOM calculations. For lack of a better term,...

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Visualize large datasets with deck.gl

deck.gl is an open source framework developed by Uber to visualize large datasets (mainly geospatial ones, naturally). It started as an internal tool but was released to the public in November last year. Uber just released the next iteration of the package, which handles a bunch more use cases. Bookmarked it. Tags: JavaScript, Uber, WebGL

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Embedding.js: Data-driven environments for virtual reality

Embedding.js is a work-in-progress JavaScript library by Beau Cronin that makes it more straightforward to create data-driven environments. Think virtual reality and rotating areas in the browser. From Cronin: [I]t’s not just about 3D — we’ve used various depth cues in windowed visualization settings for some time, and in some cases these techniques have been put to good use. But something altogether different happens when we inhabit an environment, and in particular...

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Textured SVG patterns in JavaScript

In case you didn’t get the memo, pattern fills are back and so hot right now. In the category of new-to-me, Textures.js by Riccardo Scalco is a JavaScript library that makes adding lines and dots in place of boring solid colors a trivial task. Tags: fills, JavaScript, patterns

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Members Only: How to Make an Interactive Stacked Area Chart

Stacked area charts let you see categorical data over time. Interaction allows you to focus on specific categories without losing sight of the big picture. Read More

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Members Only: How to Make an Interactive Bar Chart With a Slider

Provide a slider for the standard bar chart so that users can shift focus to a point of interest. Read More

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Plotly.js, a JavaScript graphing library, open-sourced

Plotly, a service that lets you make interactive charts online, open-sourced their main JavaScript charting library. Today, Plotly is announcing that we have open-sourced plotly.js, the core technology and JavaScript graphing library behind Plotly’s products (MIT license). It's all out there and free. Any developer can now integrate Plotly’s library into their own applications unencumbered. Plotly.js supports 20 chart types, including 3D plots, geographic maps, and statistical charts like density...

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htmlwidgets: Create interactive web charts in R

If you don't want to bother with JavaScript but want to publish interactive graphics for the web or use interaction to explore your data, htmlwidgets might be for you. HTML widgets work just like R plots except they produce interactive web visualizations. A line or two of R code is all it takes to produce a D3 graphic or Leaflet map. HTML widgets can be used at the R console...

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