Are animated transitions possible using D3's General Update Pattern?

Hi, I’m attempting to achieve an animated transition with a beeswarm plot in Observable using D3’s general update pattern. I’ve used this example as a starting point but have so far been unsuccessful.

Here’s a link to my current code:

Yes, but you’re missing a merge. See The transitions work, but not always. Sometimes I get “TypeError: is not a function” which also happens with your unmodified code. Hopefully you can figure out why. My time’s up for today.

thanks I’ll take a look at your modification

I’m still not sure exactly why your original didn’t work, but here is my shot at it:

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I’ll add that @Fil came up with this solution as well:

You might want to use radio buttons / slider, instead of select menus.