In this blog I’d like to “formally” introduce and explain a new (and my first) d3 plugin to create a chart that I’ve started calling “the loom”. Although I was very much inclined to also call it the Butterfly or Labrys. However, I actually needed two words for this plugin, so loom + strings made more sense overall (thanks to Mike Bostock who provided the name).
Originally I create this chart form for the very first month of datasketch|es in which I dove into understanding the words spoken by the characters of the Fellowship in the movies of the Lord of the Rings. Below you can see a short gif of the final thing where I included some simple hover interactivity.