SVG D3.js bar chart

This has been driving me up the wall. I haven’t felt so stupid in a long time. Anyway, since I managed it finally, here is some code:

<script type="text/javascript" src="d3/d3.v3.min.js"></script>

<style type="text/css">
.axis text {
font: 10px sans-serif;

.axis path, .axis line {
fill: none;
stroke: #000;
shape-rendering: crispEdges;
<div id="chart"></div>

<script type="text/javascript">
var margin = {top: 10, right: 10, bottom: 30, left: 50},
width = 500 - margin.left - margin.right,
height = 300 - - margin.bottom;

var x = d3.scale.linear()
.domain([0, 20])
.range([0, width]);

var y = d3.scale.linear()

var xAxis = d3.svg.axis()

var yAxis = d3.svg.axis()

var svg ="#chart").append("svg")
.attr("width", width + margin.left + margin.right)
.attr("height", height + + margin.bottom)
.attr("transform", "translate(" + margin.left + "," + + ")");

.attr("class", "x axis")
.attr("transform", "translate(0," + height + ")")

.attr("class", "y axis")

var data = [[1,100],[6,20],[20, 50]];

var bars = svg.selectAll("rect")
.attr("x", function(d) {return x(d[0]) - 5;})
.attr("y", function(d) {return y(d[1]);})
.attr("height", function(d) {return height - y(d[1]);})



and the output:


Adapted from this example on jsfiddle. Another good source of information is Scott Murray’s d3.js tutorials particularly scales and axes.

One thought on “SVG D3.js bar chart

  1. Ah, d3 nearly made my head explode until I realized what it wanted.

    I still think it makes no sense half of the time, just to be difficult

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