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The last post in this blog I wrote more than one year ago. I was not lazy in between, but had a lot of other things to write and do. The “do” part finally needed to be documented and I did not want to do it in the past design and structure of this blog. While I was following the Bookdown plugin for R, which deserves another article here, I found the amazing Academic Theme for Hugo, the blog this site was and still is built on.

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In the past there have been some books on [D3.js]() that were quite helpful for me to get started. In the need of a more sophisticated visualization I searched the book market again, as the older books on D3.js I have did not provide an answer to my question and neither the web. I found Practical D3.js by Tarek Amr and Rayna Stamboliyska1 which appears to be very helpful. The learning design of the book makes it easy to just read it, as the examples are very simple and always focus on the threshold concepts of the mighty library.

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“I Love Free Software Day” is over, but nevertheless I want to mention some stuff about the tools I use and love to say thanks to the community and probably inspire others to get started. Let me tell you what I use and love: I run my computer on a Linux Mint as it makes life very easy. I do not want to spend nights to prove me and my family that freedom and independence takes hours to install - concerning Linux distributions I like it the easy way and Mint is a point to start from.

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