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Build Your First Data Visualization with vis.js

by Mike Van Sickle

Graphical charts are one of the most effective ways to gain insight into large datasets. This course will teach you how to use vis.js to create effective charts and add them to your web applications.

What you'll learn

Data has never been so plentiful or easy to gather as it is today. There is so much data in the world, however, that deriving meaning from it is more challenging than ever. In this course, Build Your First Data Visualization with vis.js, you’ll learn to use graphics and charts to communicate meaning from your datasets. First, you’ll explore how to create 2D graphs. Next, you’ll discover how to use the rich set of options that vis.js offers to customize your charts to maximize their impact. Finally, you’ll learn how to use the other chart types that vis.js offers, including 3D graphs, timelines, and networks. When you’re finished with this course, you’ll have the skills and knowledge of vis.js needed to clearly communicate meaning from your data.

About the author

Michael Van Sickle is an application architect in Akron, Ohio. He started his career as a mechanical engineer, designing components for the automotive industry, before changing to software engineering. He is passionate about learning new programming languages and is comfortable working in Java, C#, JavaScript, PHP, and F#. Mike also loves learning about user experience design and is taking a lead role in his company's attempt to make applications that are elegant and simple. When he i... more

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