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React way to use D3 - ( Python as API )

The Inspiration
Andmap is trying to build new BI product, the tech stacks would be D3 + ReactJS as data visualization frontend, Web API, and Python provides data. As with most new projects, it didn’t take long to figure out the major roadblocks.
D3.js is a JavaScript library for manipulating documents based on data. D3 helps you bring data to life using HTML, SVG, and CSS. D3’s emphasis on web standards gives you the full capabilities of modern browsers without tying yourself to a proprietary framework, combining powerful visualization components and a data-driven approach to DOM manipulation.
In one of our initial discovery sessions, we realized that our application needs to be able to adapt D3 library in ReactJS way. More than that, we prefer utilizing new feature of React - Hooks. Finally, we build  component for each chart and Helpers file for drawing each chart.
Here is sample for map chart:


map.js - map chart container -
using useEffect hook

- to draw charts

How to trigger mouse event in React


I hope this little tutorial is helpful to anyone who wants to take advantage of the D3 library inside of a React app. If I didn’t explain something well, or if something is wrong with my code, please leave a comment.


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