#9: Data Joins

By combining selectAll() and the data() function, we can bind arrays of data to multiple elements at the same time.

This can be done even if there aren't already nodes to bind to. The enter() function returns an array of elements: one for each data point that doesn't have a corresponding node. We can than append a new node for that element.1

For a complete explanation of how any why data joins are used, see the Thinking With Joins article.

  1. This is a declarative pattern for creating nodes, rather than a functional pattern. In something like p5.js, you'd probably do the same thing, but with a for() loop.

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