Tableau is an expensive GUI for making interactive graphics. Despite it's price, it has many flaws. A free and better version should exist in 2015. D3 is a javascript library for creating svg and canvas visualizations. It has a steep learning curve and is inaccessible to many people who would like to create non-standard visualizations.

What it does

One data source (json via get request), one analysis (comparative word count)

How I built it

Polymer, javascript, bootstrap

Challenges I ran into

This was my first experience with Polymer. I made some incorrect assumptions about the framework that cost me time and altered my original design.

Accomplishments that I'm proud of

I was able to get a working demo put together.

What I learned

Polymer, time management, the importance of dependency management.

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