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Hands-On Data Visualization: Interactive Storytelling From Spreadsheets to Code
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  • Title: Hands-On Data Visualization: Interactive Storytelling From Spreadsheets to Code
  • Author(s) Jack Dougherty, Ilya Ilyankou
  • Publisher: O'Reilly Media; 1st edition (May 4, 2021); eBook (Creative Commons Licensed, 11/2022)
  • License(s): CC BY-NC-ND 4.0
  • Hardcover/Paperback: 480 pages
  • eBook: HTML
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1492086002
  • ISBN-13: 978-1492086000
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Book Description

Tell your story and show it with data, using free and easy-to-learn tools on the web. This introductory book teaches you how to design interactive charts and customized maps for your website, beginning with simple drag-and-drop tools such as Google Sheets, Datawrapper, and Tableau Public. You'll also gradually learn how to edit open source code templates like Chart.js, Highcharts, and Leaflet on GitHub.

This book takes you step-by-step through tutorials, real-world examples, and online resources. This practical guide is ideal for students, nonprofit organizations, small business owners, local governments, journalists, academics, and anyone who wants to take data out of spreadsheets and turn it into lively interactive stories. No coding experience is required.

  • Build interactive charts and maps and embed them in your website
  • Understand the principles for designing effective charts and maps
  • Learn key data visualization concepts to help you choose the right tools
  • Convert and transform tabular and spatial data to tell your data story
  • Edit and host Chart.js, Highcharts, and Leaflet map code templates on GitHub
  • Learn how to detect bias in charts and maps produced by others
About the Authors
  • Jack Dougherty is a Professor of Educational Studies at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut.
  • Ilya Ilyankou is an Independent Technologist. Ilya has been working with CTData Collaborative to build data visualization and data exploration tools for Connecticut for years.
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