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New York University (NYU)

Information Visualization: Programming with D3.js

New York University (NYU) via Coursera


In this course you will learn how to use D3.js to create powerful visualizations for web. Learning D3.js will enable you to create many different types of visualization and to visualize many different data types. It will give you the freedom to create something as simple as a bar chart as well your own new revolutionary technique. In this course we will cover the basics of creating visualizations with D3 as well as how to deal with tabular data, geography and networks. By the end of this course you will be able to: - Create bar and line charts - Create choropleth and symbol maps - Create node-link diagrams and tree maps - Implement zooming and brushing - Link two or more views through interaction The course mixes theoretical and practical lectures. We will show you step by step how to use the library to build actual visualizations and what theoretical concepts lie behind them. Throughout the course you will learn skills that will lead you to building a whole application by the end of the lectures (a fully working visualization system to visualize airlines routes). This course is the third one of the “Specialization in Information Visualization". The course expects you to have some basic knowledge of programming as well as some basic visualization skills.


  • Introduction to web and d3
    • In this module we will focus on the basics of web development and d3.js
  • Dealing & drawing with data
    • In this week we will learn how can we load and manipulate data using d3.js
  • Lines, Arcs, and maps
  • Layouts and interaction

Taught by

Enrico Bertini and Cristian Felix


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  • D3 is the de-facto standard for web visualization. This is an excellent course to learn D3 programming. After short introductions for HTML, CSS, and JavaScript (you can skip them if you already have experience with web frontend development) some bas…

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