There are a lot of options for creating charts and graphs, but D3 and D3plus stand out for being particularly web-friendly. They can be integrated as part of a responsive design (with scaling options to fit on different resolution screens) or linked to a live data feed to allow for instant updating of the display without redoing the code. For a digital humanities or other project of digital scholarship, this can be very useful.
There are an incredible number of examples of cool visualizations built using D3 available on Github, which really shows the flexibility of the library. While some of those are much more complicated than what D3plus easily supports, there’s a lot of potential in the more limited vocabulary it enables.
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