Drew Conway writes:
Last night Mike Dewar presented a wonderful talk to the New York Open Statistical Programming Meetup titled, “First steps in data visualisation using d3.js.” Mike took the audience through an excellent review of d3.js fundamentals, as well as showed off some of the features of working with Chrome Web Developer Tools. This is one of the best talks we have ever had, and if you have had any interest in exploring d3.js, but were intimidated by the design concepts or syntax, this is exactly the talk for you.
Follow the link to Drew’s blog to see the video or link to Mike’s slides (a product of d3.js).
This is an impressive presentation but I hesitated before making this post since Mike refers to XML as “clunky.” Oh, well, the rest of the presentation made up for it. Sorta. The audio quality leaves something to be desired as Mike wanders away from the microphone.
BTW, presentation question: What’s wrong with the bar chart in Mike’s first example? I count at least two. How many do you see?