Force-Directed Graph

As Mike Bostock explained, this simple force-directed graph shows character co-occurence in Les Misérables. It is a physical simulation of charged particles and springs that places related characters in closer proximity, while unrelated characters are farther apart.

Source Files
I adapted the code for use in this WordPress site. WordPress users should:
  1. Create the dependent files first (json and css below).
  2. Upload the dependent files to the media gallery noting their absolute paths.
  3. Paste the following SVG canvas code in the WP-D3 editor.
  4. Make the following changes:
    1. line 11 var svg = d3.select(“.yourobjectname”) – don’t forget the dot!
    2. line 15 d3.json(“pathtoyourdatafile”)
  5. Include the dependent files using the paths noted in step 2.
See the WP-D3 documentation for more details.
Source Code: SVG Canvas
Data Source: miserables-json.txt
Note: For security reasons, WP does not allow uploading a .json file using the media gallery so the file needs to be plain text.
CSS Source
Kathleen Marrs, Ph.D.
Kathleen wants to live in a world filled with open books, open source, open hearts, and open minds in which diversity is embraced and creativity flourishes. A long time CPA turned online professor, Kathleen’s life was transformed upon completion of her dissertation An Investigation of the Factors that Influence Faculty and Student Acceptance of Mobile Learning in Online Higher Education.Her statistical analyses was called ”pioneering” by her committee chair Dr. Marlyn K. Littman and brought Kathleen full circle back to her number-crunching roots inspiring her to earn a second master’s in Business Intelligence.Kathleen plans to continue her studies of contemporary issues related to teaching, learning, and technology and loves to help undergrad and grad students achieve their academic and professional goals. As a lifelong learner she also plans on continuing her quest to understand the problems posed by mobile and micro learning formats and find innovative ways of helping people maximize the benefits these emerging technologies afford.

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