I made a graph!

I’m trying to learn d3js in tandem with learning python. Working on two languages at once is a bit painful, but I want to make those gorgeous interactive graphics that the New York Times makes!

I grabbed retail fuel pricing data for the US from the Energy Information Administratioj website, processed it with a little python script into a nice csv file, then used d3js to create a graph. I couldn’t figure out how to:

  • make the graph dynamic, so that a click would alternate between real and nominal prices
  • make the graph size fit the viewers browser window size
  • use the EIA API to grab the data in real-time, which poses two hurdles
    • grabbing data using the API
    • reformatting it in javascript to be what I need

But, I finally made a graph!

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