Visualizing academic genealogy using D3

I was curious enough to play with D3 (with my own hands! — rare occurrence these days), so I took on a side project to visualize some academic genealogy data from academictree.org. My workflow so far went basically like this: Request the data: Huge thank you to Stephen David at academictree.org for providing a CSV dump. Pick a visualization from the D3 gallery: I settled on a Radial...
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Data Chart Plugin Beta

How shall we find the concord of this discord? how to enlarge penis —William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night’s Dream   Big news coming out of the Su Lab today! As you may know, we’ve been doing a lot of work recently on the presentation of our datasets stored in BioGPS. After we completed the ability to easily browse and view datasets, we wanted to take it a step further and make it...
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Gene Wiki Rainbow

Last summer I posted an image of the Gene Wiki hyperlink network, aptly titled "the gene wiki hairball".  The image was picked up by noted artist/scientist Martin Krzywinski and used as an example of why hairballs are a terrible visualization.  Perhaps out of guilt for making an example out of us and/or perhaps out of interest he has helped us improve our thinking about how to...
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