Force distribution bubble chart

For my company, FactMint, a big part of our software is building data visualizations automatically. One of the staple diagram types for visualization designers has always been bubble charts. They always seamed a little complex to build programatically, however, with one needing to to account for a non-overlapping, evenly distributed layout.

Anyway, I finally took the plunge and build a proof of concept in JSFiddle. I think it’s rather neat, so I thought I’d share it:

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