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Pie plot in d3
// set the dimensions and margins of the graph
var width = 450
height = 450
margin = 40
// The radius of the pieplot is half the width or half the height (smallest one). I subtract a bit of margin.
var radius = Math.min(width, height) / 2 - margin
// append the svg object to the div called 'my_dataviz'
var svg ="#graph")
.attr("width", width)
.attr("height", height)
.attr("transform", "translate(" + width / 2 + "," + height / 2 + ")");
// Create dummy data
var data = {a: 9, b: 20, c:30, d:8, e:12}
// set the color scale
var color = d3.scaleOrdinal()
// Compute the position of each group on the pie:
var pie = d3.pie()
.value(function(d) {return d.value; })
var data_ready = pie(d3.entries(data))
// Now I know that group A goes from 0 degrees to x degrees and so on.
// shape helper to build arcs:
var arcGenerator = d3.arc()
// Build the pie chart: Basically, each part of the pie is a path that we build using the arc function.
.attr('d', arcGenerator)
.attr('fill', function(d){ return(color( })
.attr("stroke", "black")
.style("stroke-width", "2px")
.style("opacity", 0.7)
// Now add the annotation. Use the centroid method to get the best coordinates
.text(function(d){ return "grp " +})
.attr("transform", function(d) { return "translate(" + arcGenerator.centroid(d) + ")"; })
.style("text-anchor", "middle")
.style("font-size", 17)
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