trinvon trinvon - 4 months ago 19
JSON Question

Loading internal JSON data rather than from an external resource / file for a sunburst in d3

I created a function that takes data from an arbitrary format and turns it into some nested JSON. Currently in order to take this JSON and pass it to a function to create a sunburst, I am saving the data to a .json file and then loading it back in externally. I would like to avoid this step. I have not been able to find any relevant examples. The JSON structure looks like below. I have roughly 15 main nodes, and as many ask 10 children for each of those.

{
"name": "flare",
"children": [
{
"name": "analytics",
"children": [
{
"name": "cluster",
"children": [
{"name": "AgglomerativeCluster", "size": 3938},
{"name": "CommunityStructure", "size": 3812},
{"name": "HierarchicalCluster", "size": 6714},
{"name": "MergeEdge", "size": 743}
]
},
{
"name": "graph",
"children": [
{"name": "BetweennessCentrality", "size": 3534},
{"name": "LinkDistance", "size": 5731},
{"name": "MaxFlowMinCut", "size": 7840},
{"name": "ShortestPaths", "size": 5914},
{"name": "SpanningTree", "size": 3416}
]
},
{
"name": "optimization",
"children": [
{"name": "AspectRatioBanker", "size": 7074}
]
}
]
},
{
"name": "animate",
"children": [
{"name": "Easing", "size": 17010},
{"name": "FunctionSequence", "size": 5842},
{
"name": "interpolate",
"children": [
{"name": "ArrayInterpolator", "size": 1983},
{"name": "ColorInterpolator", "size": 2047},
{"name": "DateInterpolator", "size": 1375},
{"name": "Interpolator", "size": 8746},
{"name": "MatrixInterpolator", "size": 2202},
{"name": "NumberInterpolator", "size": 1382},
{"name": "ObjectInterpolator", "size": 1629},
{"name": "PointInterpolator", "size": 1675},
{"name": "RectangleInterpolator", "size": 2042}
]
},
{"name": "ISchedulable", "size": 1041},
{"name": "Parallel", "size": 5176},
{"name": "Pause", "size": 449},
{"name": "Scheduler", "size": 5593},
{"name": "Sequence", "size": 5534},
{"name": "Transition", "size": 9201},
{"name": "Transitioner", "size": 19975},
{"name": "TransitionEvent", "size": 1116},
{"name": "Tween", "size": 6006}
]
},
{
"name": "data",
"children": [
{
"name": "converters",
"children": [
{"name": "Converters", "size": 721},
{"name": "DelimitedTextConverter", "size": 4294},
{"name": "GraphMLConverter", "size": 9800},
{"name": "IDataConverter", "size": 1314},
{"name": "JSONConverter", "size": 2220}
]
},
{"name": "DataField", "size": 1759},
{"name": "DataSchema", "size": 2165},
{"name": "DataSet", "size": 586},
{"name": "DataSource", "size": 3331},
{"name": "DataTable", "size": 772},
{"name": "DataUtil", "size": 3322}
]
},
{
"name": "display",
"children": [
{"name": "DirtySprite", "size": 8833},
{"name": "LineSprite", "size": 1732},
{"name": "RectSprite", "size": 3623},
{"name": "TextSprite", "size": 10066}
]
},
{
"name": "flex",
"children": [
{"name": "FlareVis", "size": 4116}
]
},
{
"name": "physics",
"children": [
{"name": "DragForce", "size": 1082},
{"name": "GravityForce", "size": 1336},
{"name": "IForce", "size": 319},
{"name": "NBodyForce", "size": 10498},
{"name": "Particle", "size": 2822},
{"name": "Simulation", "size": 9983},
{"name": "Spring", "size": 2213},
{"name": "SpringForce", "size": 1681}
]
},
{
"name": "query",
"children": [
{"name": "AggregateExpression", "size": 1616},
{"name": "And", "size": 1027},
{"name": "Arithmetic", "size": 3891},
{"name": "Average", "size": 891},
{"name": "BinaryExpression", "size": 2893},
{"name": "Comparison", "size": 5103},
{"name": "CompositeExpression", "size": 3677},
{"name": "Count", "size": 781},
{"name": "DateUtil", "size": 4141},
{"name": "Distinct", "size": 933},
{"name": "Expression", "size": 5130},
{"name": "ExpressionIterator", "size": 3617},
{"name": "Fn", "size": 3240},
{"name": "If", "size": 2732},
{"name": "IsA", "size": 2039},
{"name": "Literal", "size": 1214},
{"name": "Match", "size": 3748},
{"name": "Maximum", "size": 843},
{
"name": "methods",
"children": [
{"name": "add", "size": 593},
{"name": "and", "size": 330},
{"name": "average", "size": 287},
{"name": "count", "size": 277},
{"name": "distinct", "size": 292},
{"name": "div", "size": 595},
{"name": "eq", "size": 594},
{"name": "fn", "size": 460},
{"name": "gt", "size": 603},
{"name": "gte", "size": 625},
{"name": "iff", "size": 748},
{"name": "isa", "size": 461},
{"name": "lt", "size": 597},
{"name": "lte", "size": 619},
{"name": "max", "size": 283},
{"name": "min", "size": 283},
{"name": "mod", "size": 591},
{"name": "mul", "size": 603},
{"name": "neq", "size": 599},
{"name": "not", "size": 386},
{"name": "or", "size": 323},
{"name": "orderby", "size": 307},
{"name": "range", "size": 772},
{"name": "select", "size": 296},
{"name": "stddev", "size": 363},
{"name": "sub", "size": 600},
{"name": "sum", "size": 280},
{"name": "update", "size": 307},
{"name": "variance", "size": 335},
{"name": "where", "size": 299},
{"name": "xor", "size": 354},
{"name": "_", "size": 264}
]
},
{"name": "Minimum", "size": 843},
{"name": "Not", "size": 1554},
{"name": "Or", "size": 970},
{"name": "Query", "size": 13896},
{"name": "Range", "size": 1594},
{"name": "StringUtil", "size": 4130},
{"name": "Sum", "size": 791},
{"name": "Variable", "size": 1124},
{"name": "Variance", "size": 1876},
{"name": "Xor", "size": 1101}
]
},
{
"name": "scale",
"children": [
{"name": "IScaleMap", "size": 2105},
{"name": "LinearScale", "size": 1316},
{"name": "LogScale", "size": 3151},
{"name": "OrdinalScale", "size": 3770},
{"name": "QuantileScale", "size": 2435},
{"name": "QuantitativeScale", "size": 4839},
{"name": "RootScale", "size": 1756},
{"name": "Scale", "size": 4268},
{"name": "ScaleType", "size": 1821},
{"name": "TimeScale", "size": 5833}
]
},
{
"name": "util",
"children": [
{"name": "Arrays", "size": 8258},
{"name": "Colors", "size": 10001},
{"name": "Dates", "size": 8217},
{"name": "Displays", "size": 12555},
{"name": "Filter", "size": 2324},
{"name": "Geometry", "size": 10993},
{
"name": "heap",
"children": [
{"name": "FibonacciHeap", "size": 9354},
{"name": "HeapNode", "size": 1233}
]
},
{"name": "IEvaluable", "size": 335},
{"name": "IPredicate", "size": 383},
{"name": "IValueProxy", "size": 874},
{
"name": "math",
"children": [
{"name": "DenseMatrix", "size": 3165},
{"name": "IMatrix", "size": 2815},
{"name": "SparseMatrix", "size": 3366}
]
},
{"name": "Maths", "size": 17705},
{"name": "Orientation", "size": 1486},
{
"name": "palette",
"children": [
{"name": "ColorPalette", "size": 6367},
{"name": "Palette", "size": 1229},
{"name": "ShapePalette", "size": 2059},
{"name": "SizePalette", "size": 2291}
]
},
{"name": "Property", "size": 5559},
{"name": "Shapes", "size": 19118},
{"name": "Sort", "size": 6887},
{"name": "Stats", "size": 6557},
{"name": "Strings", "size": 22026}
]
},
{
"name": "vis",
"children": [
{
"name": "axis",
"children": [
{"name": "Axes", "size": 1302},
{"name": "Axis", "size": 24593},
{"name": "AxisGridLine", "size": 652},
{"name": "AxisLabel", "size": 636},
{"name": "CartesianAxes", "size": 6703}
]
},
{
"name": "controls",
"children": [
{"name": "AnchorControl", "size": 2138},
{"name": "ClickControl", "size": 3824},
{"name": "Control", "size": 1353},
{"name": "ControlList", "size": 4665},
{"name": "DragControl", "size": 2649},
{"name": "ExpandControl", "size": 2832},
{"name": "HoverControl", "size": 4896},
{"name": "IControl", "size": 763},
{"name": "PanZoomControl", "size": 5222},
{"name": "SelectionControl", "size": 7862},
{"name": "TooltipControl", "size": 8435}
]
},
{
"name": "data",
"children": [
{"name": "Data", "size": 20544},
{"name": "DataList", "size": 19788},
{"name": "DataSprite", "size": 10349},
{"name": "EdgeSprite", "size": 3301},
{"name": "NodeSprite", "size": 19382},
{
"name": "render",
"children": [
{"name": "ArrowType", "size": 698},
{"name": "EdgeRenderer", "size": 5569},
{"name": "IRenderer", "size": 353},
{"name": "ShapeRenderer", "size": 2247}
]
},
{"name": "ScaleBinding", "size": 11275},
{"name": "Tree", "size": 7147},
{"name": "TreeBuilder", "size": 9930}
]
},
{
"name": "events",
"children": [
{"name": "DataEvent", "size": 2313},
{"name": "SelectionEvent", "size": 1880},
{"name": "TooltipEvent", "size": 1701},
{"name": "VisualizationEvent", "size": 1117}
]
},
{
"name": "legend",
"children": [
{"name": "Legend", "size": 20859},
{"name": "LegendItem", "size": 4614},
{"name": "LegendRange", "size": 10530}
]
},
{
"name": "operator",
"children": [
{
"name": "distortion",
"children": [
{"name": "BifocalDistortion", "size": 4461},
{"name": "Distortion", "size": 6314},
{"name": "FisheyeDistortion", "size": 3444}
]
},
{
"name": "encoder",
"children": [
{"name": "ColorEncoder", "size": 3179},
{"name": "Encoder", "size": 4060},
{"name": "PropertyEncoder", "size": 4138},
{"name": "ShapeEncoder", "size": 1690},
{"name": "SizeEncoder", "size": 1830}
]
},
{
"name": "filter",
"children": [
{"name": "FisheyeTreeFilter", "size": 5219},
{"name": "GraphDistanceFilter", "size": 3165},
{"name": "VisibilityFilter", "size": 3509}
]
},
{"name": "IOperator", "size": 1286},
{
"name": "label",
"children": [
{"name": "Labeler", "size": 9956},
{"name": "RadialLabeler", "size": 3899},
{"name": "StackedAreaLabeler", "size": 3202}
]
},
{
"name": "layout",
"children": [
{"name": "AxisLayout", "size": 6725},
{"name": "BundledEdgeRouter", "size": 3727},
{"name": "CircleLayout", "size": 9317},
{"name": "CirclePackingLayout", "size": 12003},
{"name": "DendrogramLayout", "size": 4853},
{"name": "ForceDirectedLayout", "size": 8411},
{"name": "IcicleTreeLayout", "size": 4864},
{"name": "IndentedTreeLayout", "size": 3174},
{"name": "Layout", "size": 7881},
{"name": "NodeLinkTreeLayout", "size": 12870},
{"name": "PieLayout", "size": 2728},
{"name": "RadialTreeLayout", "size": 12348},
{"name": "RandomLayout", "size": 870},
{"name": "StackedAreaLayout", "size": 9121},
{"name": "TreeMapLayout", "size": 9191}
]
},
{"name": "Operator", "size": 2490},
{"name": "OperatorList", "size": 5248},
{"name": "OperatorSequence", "size": 4190},
{"name": "OperatorSwitch", "size": 2581},
{"name": "SortOperator", "size": 2023}
]
},
{"name": "Visualization", "size": 16540}
]
}
]
}


I am using a slightly modified pre-made sunburst creation function from Mike Bostock (Block 4063423) that looks like so:

var createSunburst = function()
{
var width = 960,
height = 800,
radius = Math.min(width, height) / 2 - 50,
color = d3.scale.category20c();

var svg = d3.select("body").append("svg")
.attr("width", width)
.attr("height", height)
.append("g")
.attr("transform", "translate(" + width / 2 + "," + height * .52 + ")");

var partition = d3.layout.partition()
.sort(null)
.size([2 * Math.PI, radius * radius])
.value(function(d) { return 1; });

var arc = d3.svg.arc()
.startAngle(function(d) { return d.x; })
.endAngle(function(d) { return d.x + d.dx; })
.innerRadius(function(d) { return Math.sqrt(d.y); })
.outerRadius(function(d) { return Math.sqrt(d.y + d.dy); });

var tooltip = d3.select("body")
.append("div")
.attr("class", "tooltip")
.style("position", "absolute")
.style("z-index", "10")
.style("opacity", 0);

function format_name(d)
{
var name = d.name;
return name;
}


d3.json("flare.json", function(error, root) {
if (error) throw error;
console.log(partition.nodes);
var path = svg.datum(root).selectAll("path")
.data(partition.nodes)
.enter().append("path")
.attr("display", function(d) { return d.depth ? null : "none"; }) // hide inner ring
.attr("d", arc)
.style("stroke", "#fff")
.style("fill", function(d) { return color((d.children ? d : d.parent).name); })
.style("fill-rule", "evenodd")
.on("mouseover", function(d) {
tooltip.html(function() {
var name = format_name(d);
return name;
});
return tooltip.transition()
.duration(50)
.style("opacity", 0.9);
})
// .on("mousemove", function(d) {
// return tooltip
// .style("top", (d3.event.pageY-10)+"px")
// .style("left", (d3.event.pageX+10)+"px");
//})
.on("mouseout", function(){return tooltip.style("opacity", 0);})
.each(stash);


d3.selectAll("input").on("change", function change() {
var value = this.value === "count"
? function() { return 1; }
: function(d) { return d.size; };

path
.data(partition.value(value).nodes)
.transition()
.duration(1500)
.attrTween("d", arcTween);
});
});

// Stash the old values for transition.
function stash(d) {
d.x0 = d.x;
d.dx0 = d.dx;
}

// Interpolate the arcs in data space.
function arcTween(a) {
var i = d3.interpolate({x: a.x0, dx: a.dx0}, a);
return function(t) {
var b = i(t);
a.x0 = b.x;
a.dx0 = b.dx;
return arc(b);
};
}

d3.select(self.frameElement).style("height", height + "px");

}


My JSON is formatted correctly and works when loaded externally. Assuming I bring the data into the createSunburst function as 'inputData,' and I have a variable with the (I'm assuming to leave it parsed) json structure, what needs to be done to make this work properly? Thanks in advanced.

Answer

If understand correctly, you want to eliminate the step of loading data from external file i.e flare.json

  • First remove the d3 json call
  • Declare a variable root above variable path and assign the contents of the file to the variable. Don't use quotes.

    var root = {
       "name": "flare",
        "children": [
        {
        "name": "analytics",......}; // copy paste whatever is in the external file
    

That's all.

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