Think of D3plus as the shortcut to great visualizations. After only setting a few parameters specific to your data, D3plus will handle all the generic stuff that is normally taken for granted, such as setting up mouse events, color assignment, and label placement.
As Datawheel began to take shape, it became clear that the existing tools for data visualization weren’t going to be enough. D3plus to the rescue. The open-source brainchild of Datawheel co-founders Alexander Simoes and Dave Landry, D3plus acts as an extension to the wildly popular D3 library. With D3plus, beautiful data visualizations are possible in only a few lines of code.