d3-rails provides D3 for Rails 3.1 and higher.
d3-rails comes with version 3.5.6 of D3.js. and will track the always mirror the version of D3 it comes with.
Add this line to your
Please note that D3 is provided via the asset pipeline and you do not need to copy their files into your application. Rails will get them from d3-rails automatically.
Then add it to your manifest file, most probably at
//= require d3
To update the D3 version contained in the gem, you can run the following rake task
bundle exec rake d3:update_version