How to pass complex data in d3.js?

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by gilbert , in category: Javascript , 20 days ago

How to pass complex data in d3.js?

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by mallory_cormier , 19 days ago

@gilbert 

In d3.js, you can pass complex data by using the data() method along with a function to access the data values. Here is an example of how to pass complex data in d3.js:

  1. First, create a dataset that includes complex data structures such as objects or arrays:
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var dataset = [
  { name: "Alice", age: 30, gender: "Female" },
  { name: "Bob", age: 35, gender: "Male" },
  { name: "Charlie", age: 40, gender: "Male" }
];


  1. Then, bind the dataset to a selection using the data() method and a key function to access the data values:
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var circles = d3.select("svg")
  .selectAll("circle")
  .data(dataset, function(d) { return d.name; });


  1. Finally, use the bound data to create elements based on the data values:
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circles.enter()
  .append("circle")
  .attr("cx", function(d, i) { return i * 50 + 50; })
  .attr("cy", 50)
  .attr("r", function(d) { return d.age; })
  .style("fill", function(d) {
    if (d.gender === "Male") {
      return "blue";
    } else {
      return "pink";
    }
  });


In this example, we are binding the dataset to a selection of circles and using the data values to set the radius of the circles based on the age property and the fill color based on the gender property.


By using the data() method and a key function, you can easily pass and access complex data in d3.js for creating visualizations.