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D vs D3.js: What are the differences?

What is D? Modern convenience. Modeling power. Native efficiency. D is a language with C-like syntax and static typing. It pragmatically combines efficiency, control, and modeling power, with safety and programmer productivity.

What is D3.js? A JavaScript visualization library for HTML and SVG. JavaScript library for manipulating documents based on data. Emphasises on web standards gives you the full capabilities of modern browsers without tying yourself to a proprietary framework.

D belongs to "Languages" category of the tech stack, while D3.js can be primarily classified under "Charting Libraries".

"Compile-time function execution" is the top reason why over 9 developers like D, while over 168 developers mention "Beautiful visualizations" as the leading cause for choosing D3.js.

D3.js is an open source tool with 85.8K GitHub stars and 21K GitHub forks. Here's a link to D3.js's open source repository on GitHub.

According to the StackShare community, D3.js has a broader approval, being mentioned in 531 company stacks & 91 developers stacks; compared to D, which is listed in 6 company stacks and 6 developer stacks.

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What is D?

D is a language with C-like syntax and static typing. It pragmatically combines efficiency, control, and modeling power, with safety and programmer productivity.

What is D3.js?

It is a JavaScript library for manipulating documents based on data. Emphasises on web standards gives you the full capabilities of modern browsers without tying yourself to a proprietary framework.
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    Reviews of D and D3.js
    Avatar of DaneLyons
    Cofounder
    Review ofD3.jsD3.js

    There is so much to like about D3js. It's Javascript, SVG, interactive, it's flexible, fairly well documented...definitely one of the most powerful tools in my webdev toolbox. On top of all that, I occasionally use D3 to produce my version of art.

    How developers use D and D3.js
    Avatar of datapile
    datapile uses D3.jsD3.js

    D3.js is an amazing library for doing visualizations, charts/graphs, etc. We are experimenting with it for metric visualizations, marketing graphs/charts, and basically anywhere we could use this amazing library.

    Avatar of Software Antelope
    Software Antelope uses D3.jsD3.js

    Creating online data visualizations to illustrate your potential or interact in new ways with your users. Including transistions, animations and graphs.

    Avatar of Kent Steiner
    Kent Steiner uses D3.jsD3.js

    Charts, charts, charts. Data visualizations are a great way to communicate information to people who need to know it, quickly and concisely.

    Avatar of MOKA Analytics
    MOKA Analytics uses D3.jsD3.js

    We use D3 for creating custom charts that aren't available in off-the-shelf libraries

    Avatar of Clarabridge Engage
    Clarabridge Engage uses D3.jsD3.js

    Several of the visualisations in our Insights pages use D3.js as their engine.

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