React + D3
The key challenge in integrating D3 code into a React app is how to break up responsibility for DOM manipulation, so the two frameworks don’t step on each others’ toes yet updates are efficient and reliable. There are a lot of ways to go about this and which is best may depend on the specifics of your application. The key is to draw a very clear line between the responsibilities of React and D3 and never let either one cross into the other’s territory. React will always provide the overarching structure, D3 the details of the chart, but the exact boundary can be drawn in several places.
One other note - most of the discussion below (except for example
react-faux-dom which is tailored to D3) applies just as well to integrating other packages or JS components inside a React app.