Visualization and Predictive Modeling Using D3.js

Several tools exist for creating visualizations: Tableau, Shiny, Bokeh, D3 to name a few. In this post I’d like to demonstrate a few aspects to my favorite of these, D3. One reason I appreciate D3 is that it’s capable of depicting the simulated outcomes of complex user scenarios–future scenarios that might not even exist in one’s historical data.

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The reason D3 is able to do so is that it’s a JavaScript library, and as such will connect directly to your predictive model or other JavaScript routine–in real animation time. To say it another way, in contrast to many visualization tools, D3’s backend will help you explore the future, not simply describe the past.

Click the above demos for ideas around how to use D3 with a predictive model.

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