block by Kcnarf 5f9491610aa5a5c085d48d66164de36a

Beeswarm comparison

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This block compares 2 techniques that both produces a static beeswarm.

The top most beeswarm is the one from mbostock’s beeswarm block. It is implemented using d3-force’s collision constraint. The bottom most beeswarm is produced with the d3-beeswarm plugin I made (see the Github project).

This block aims to understand the differences, advantages and drawbacks of the 2 techniques. I’m focusing this comparison on the capability of the beeswarm to exactly reflect the encoded data (ie. the x-coordinate should exactly reflects the encoded data): the more it’s red, the less it represents the encoded data. That’s the main reason why the d3.force technique doesn’t suit my needs, and why I made the d3-beeswarm plugin.

Here are some thoughts:

Acknowledgments to: