Most of D3-based visualizations use SVG.
One thing I’m always unsure about: Are all these shapes hand-written in SVG? If not, which editor is usually used? I can’t find any good recommendations anywhere and all these presentations omit that part :).
I use Inkscape for manual SVG creation and diagrams for programmatic SVG creation.
I wasn’t aware of Diagrams! I’m a huge fan of PGF and metapost, but using them for SVG is painful. Inkscape, I find very… clunky?… so I was hoping there was a solution in-between Illustrator and Inkscape.
You can use vector-based programs, such as Adobe Illustrator or Inkscape.
Thanks! I know of these, but thanks clarifying, I thought I was missing something!