This Week’s Widget - timelineR
The stream of
d3.js layouts and plugins has slowed considerably, so I got excited when I saw Elijah Meeks’ new
d3.layout.timeline. This swimlane timeline layout fills a void for both the
R world, so I thought let’s make an
htmlwidget with it. I very creatively call it
For those not familiar, a layout is not a reusable chart and certainly not a full-featured charting library that we have incorporated into other
htmlwidgets. Rather, a layout takes in data and spits out coordinates leaving the rest to the user. This is nice because we can do what I call super-isomorphic stuff like use
ggplot2 (see the examples below). However, layouts require much more work for the
I encourage you to look at Elijah Meeks examples and also this more full-featured, nicely styled Wars of the United States from Jason Heppler. If you want more, both of these guys host a podcast First Draft.
I ran out of time, so I’ll
iframe the vignette again.