D3 Charting Library
I built my own charting library using D3.js. This is an extension from my experience working on NVD3 at Novus Partners!
I gained a new appreciation of the power of data visualizations after joining Novus Partners. Novus built the famous NVD3 Charting Library, and I had the pleasure of working on that open source project. I learned a lot about d3.js, and it’s unique way of handling data.
After gaining enough experience, I took a stab at making my own charting library. Some basic features I wanted:
- Clean code!
- Smooth animations
- Easy to use data format
- Ability to combine different chart types
- Robust tooltip system
- A good legend system
- Ability to add line markers and sections to the chart
- Ability for charts to communicate with each other
It took a while to develop, but the result is fairly impressive. You can see an example above.
I built the library using d3.js version 3.5. I wrote the code using Coffeescript. View the Source Code.