Hands-On Data Visualization Interactive Storytelling from Spreadsheets to Code

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Open access introductory book to data visualization:

Jack Dougherty and Ilya Ilyankou, Hands-On Data Visualization Interactive Storytelling from Spreadsheets to Code (O'Reilly, 2022). https://handsondataviz.org/

"This introductory book teaches you how to design interactive charts and customized maps for your website, beginning with easy drag-and-drop tools, such as Google Sheets, Datawrapper, and Tableau Public. You’ll also gradually learn how to edit open-source code templates built with Chart.js, Highcharts, and Leaflet on GitHub.

Hands-On Data Visualization takes you step-by-step through tutorials, real-world examples, and online resources. This book is ideal for students, educators, community activists, non-profit organizations, small business owners, local governments, journalists, researchers, or anyone who wants to take data out of spreadsheets and turn it into lively interactive stories. No coding experience is required."