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Simple Pie Chart example with D3.js
<!DOCTYPE html>
<meta http-equiv="Content-type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8">
<title>Testing Pie Chart</title>
<script type="text/javascript" src=""></script>
<script type="text/javascript" src=""></script>
<script type="text/javascript" src=""></script>
<style type="text/css">
.slice text {
font-size: 16pt;
font-family: Arial;
<script type="text/javascript">
var w = 300, //width
h = 300, //height
r = 100, //radius
color = d3.scale.category20c(); //builtin range of colors
data = [{"label":"one", "value":20},
{"label":"two", "value":50},
{"label":"three", "value":30}];
var vis ="body")
.append("svg:svg") //create the SVG element inside the <body>
.data([data]) //associate our data with the document
.attr("width", w) //set the width and height of our visualization (these will be attributes of the <svg> tag
.attr("height", h)
.append("svg:g") //make a group to hold our pie chart
.attr("transform", "translate(" + r + "," + r + ")") //move the center of the pie chart from 0, 0 to radius, radius
var arc = d3.svg.arc() //this will create <path> elements for us using arc data
var pie = d3.layout.pie() //this will create arc data for us given a list of values
.value(function(d) { return d.value; })
//we must tell it out to access the value of each element in our data array
var arcs = vis.selectAll("g.slice") //this selects all <g> elements with class slice (there aren't any yet)
.data(pie) //associate the generated pie data (an array of arcs, each having startAngle, endAngle and value properties)
.enter() //this will create <g> elements for every "extra" data element that should be associated with a selection. The result is creating a <g> for every object in the data array
.append("svg:g") //create a group to hold each slice (we will have a <path> and a <text> element associated with each slice)
.attr("class", "slice"); //allow us to style things in the slices (like text)
.attr("fill", function(d, i) { return color(i); } ) //set the color for each slice to be chosen from the color function defined above
.attr("d", arc); //this creates the actual SVG path using the associated data (pie) with the arc drawing function
arcs.append("svg:text") //add a label to each slice
.attr("transform", function(d) { //set the label's origin to the center of the arc
//we have to make sure to set these before calling arc.centroid
d.innerRadius = 0;
d.outerRadius = r;
return "translate(" + arc.centroid(d) + ")"; //this gives us a pair of coordinates like [50, 50]
.attr("text-anchor", "middle") //center the text on it's origin
.text(function(d, i) { return data[i].label; }); //get the label from our original data array
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