Dimple: An object-oriented API for business analytics powered by D3

Simply Powerful

The aim of dimple is to open up the power and flexibility of d3 to analysts. It aims to give a gentle learning curve and minimal code to achieve something productive. It also exposes the d3 objects so you can pick them up and run to create some really cool stuff.


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Getting Started

Before you can do anything, you must link d3. Simply add the following to your html:

That’s the organ grinder taken care of, next you need the monkey. Add dimple as follows:

That’s it, you’re ready to get creative! If you don’t know where to start, why not create a blank text document, drop the following in and save it as an html.


    var svg = dimple.newSvg("body", 800, 600);
    var data = [
      { "Word":"Hello", "Awesomeness":2000 },
      { "Word":"World", "Awesomeness":3000 }
    var chart = new dimple.chart(svg, data);
    chart.addCategoryAxis("x", "Word");
    chart.addMeasureAxis("y", "Awesomeness");
    chart.addSeries(null, dimple.plot.bar);

Congratulations, you are now the proud owner of a dimple bar chart! Start playing and see where you end up. You might get some extra inspiration from the examples section.

What’s up Doc(umentation)!

To understand how to use a particular dimple object or method please see the Full API Documentation


John Kiernander


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