Someone wrote about how they do not use Data-Driven Documents, or D3, anymore for their work and makes an argument for a more barebones solution. Mike Bostock, the creator of D3, provided reasons for a more visualization-specific library.
Personally, I can’t (or don’t want to) imagine visualization on the web without the library.
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