Exploring influence in networks:
A blog post about my new visualisation of influence within & between fields in academia.

And thanks to @scott β€” this is my first project after reading his excellent book

Here is the final result using the technique shown in the MWE I posted earlier:

First draft of a visualisation I have created for my PhD thesis. It shows the relative influence of scientific fields on one another and which journals are most influential within their fields. See how highly ranked (or otherwise) your favourite field/journal is! πŸŽ“

Not completely finished but all core functionality is there. Feedback is very welcome!

Just updated the code to be a bit more idiomatic, taking full advantage of transition(transition). There is an awful lot of old code out there about chaining transitions which simply doesn't work or make sense in D3v4

Might be useful for people: a Block implementing queued transitions for scatter-plots and dot-plots with error bars. Trying to help the viewer keep track of changes between figures, without just flashing up two different static plots.


do people have strategies for dealing with spacing in d3 that don't feel like you're using a lot of magic numbers (eg, "translate this 5px")?

Visualisation enthusiasts in πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ might be interested in this talk I am helping to organise tomorrow. πŸ“£

"What aren’t you seeing? Why do we β€˜ignore’ advances in visualisation research?"


For those who can't make it, the talk may also be live-streamed (subject to approval).

What are people's thoughts on 'scrollytelling'? That is, visualisations and graphics that animate as you scroll down the page. Show more

Hello everyone! I am a statistics PhD student from the UK, researching the flow of influence in networks.

Big fan. Starting to get into , thanks to @scott's D3 book. I have an intermittently-updated blog at selbydavid.com


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