Hands-On Data Visualization

Hands-On Data Visualization by Jack Dougherty
English | 2020 | ISBN: 9781492085980 | 81 pages | EPUB | 14.5 MB

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.

Hands-On Data Visualization for All takes you step-by-step through tutorials, real-world examples, and online resources. This hands-on resource 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





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