You can now pass a format specifier to scale.tickFormat (for linear, pow and
identity scales). If the format specifier doesn't have a defined precision, the
precision will be set automatically by the scale, returning the appropriate
format. This provides a convenient, declarative way of specifying a format whose
precision will be automatically set by the scale.
This works with axes, too! For example, `axis.ticks(10, "%")` will now use a
percentage format rather than the default format, while still computing the
This commit also includes a fix to make d3.format more robust when unreasonable
precisions are specified. Rather than throwing an error, the nearest reasonable
value is used instead.