A Better Way to Code
Mike Bostock
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Awesome, looks like a great candidate for bringing javascript to the big data/machine learning domain!

I wonder if this could be easily/efficiently integrated with big number libraries, to get around the floating point limitations of JS.

I also wonder how this can integrate with React (or similar); seems like simply rendering to a DOM element in a block would suffice, but perhaps JSX could become part of the d3.express syntax. There is some impedance mismatch because you are using two-way binding and React uses bound values; but that can be wrapped.

For example, given a<Range/> input component that accepts value and onChange(newValue) as attributes (amongst others), perhaps typing <Range value={foo}/> automatically translates to rendering <Range value={foo.currentValue} onChange={n => foo.dispatchValue(n)}/> (I have no idea how you implemented the DAG nodes).

Really happy to see this in any case, it looks like a great improvement over the (never released) demo that Bret Victor showed so long ago. Can’t wait to play with it!

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