D3 JavaScript Network Graphs from R

Creates 'D3' 'JavaScript' network, tree, dendrogram, and Sankey graphs from 'R'.

Version 0.2.13

This README includes information on set up and a number of basic examples. For more information see the package's main page.

Here's an example of simpleNetwork:

# Create fake data
src <- c("A", "A", "A", "A", "B", "B", "C", "C", "D")
target <- c("B", "C", "D", "J", "E", "F", "G", "H", "I")
networkData <- data.frame(src, target)
# Plot

Here's forceNetwork:

# Load data
# Plot
forceNetwork(Links = MisLinks, Nodes = MisNodes, Source = "source",
             Target = "target", Value = "value", NodeID = "name",
             Group = "group", opacity = 0.4,
             colourScale = "d3.scale.category20b()")

Here's sankeyNetwork using a downloaded JSON data file:

# Recreate Bostock Sankey diagram: http://bost.ocks.org/mike/sankey/
# Load energy projection data
URL <- paste0("https://cdn.rawgit.com/christophergandrud/networkD3/",
Energy <- jsonlite::fromJSON(URL)
# Plot
sankeyNetwork(Links = Energy$links, Nodes = Energy$nodes, Source = "source",
             Target = "target", Value = "value", NodeID = "name",
             units = "TWh", fontSize = 12, nodeWidth = 30)

You can use igraph to create network graph data that can be plotted with networkD3. The igraph_to_networkD3 function converts igraph graphs to lists that work well with networkD3. For example:

# Load igraph
# Use igraph to make the graph and find membership
karate <- make_graph("Zachary")
wc <- cluster_walktrap(karate)
members <- membership(wc)
# Convert to object suitable for networkD3
karate_d3 <- igraph_to_networkD3(karate, group = members)
# Create force directed network plot
forceNetwork(Links = karate_d3$links, Nodes = karate_d3$nodes, 
             Source = 'source', Target = 'target', NodeID = 'name', 
             Group = 'group')

Use saveNetwork to save a network to stand alone HTML file:

simpleNetwork(networkData) %>% saveNetwork(file = 'Net1.html')

networkD3 began as a port of d3Network package to the htmlwidgets framework. d3Network is no longer supported.


All changes to networkD3 are documented here.

  • simpleNetwork, forceNetwork, and sankeyNetwork should now work with tbl_df link and node data frames. Thanks to @mexindian for suggesting.
  • Add resize to sankeyNetwork for flexdashboard. Thanks to Kenton Russell for adding.

  • Fixed a bug where Source and Target labels were not properly concatenated in sankeyNetwork tooltips. Thanks to Tuija Sonkkila for reporting.

  • Improved igraph_to_networkD3 so that it now handles more general weight names. Thanks to Maurits Evers for reporting.

  • forceNetwork, simpleNetwork, and sankeyNetwork generate errors if data does not appear to be zero-indexed. Thanks to Peter Meissner for prompting this addition.

  • Bug fix for igraph_to_networkD3 so that it now accepts the value attribute. Thanks to Louis Goddard.

  • Bug fix for diagonalNetwork when using hierarchical lists with singular connections. Thanks to @RohdeK.

  • Fix viewbox position when rerendered in shiny. Thanks to @RohdeK.

  • Added the iterations argument to sankeyNetwork, which adjusts the y-axis positioning. Thanks to @giko45.

  • Added the function igraph_to_networkD3 to convert an igraph class object to a list that can be used with networkD3.

  • Fixed a bug where linkColour was not actually passed to the widget for diagonalNetwork and radialNetwork. Thanks to Pierre Formont.

  • forceNetwork now allows you to supply a vector of colours to the linkColourargument. This enables the user to highlight links to specific nodes. Thanks to Garth Tarr.

  • Minor documentation improvements.

  • Added NodeGroup and LinkGroup parameters to sankeyNetwork so links can be colourised. Thanks to Edwin de Jonge.

  • fontFamily is now applied to legends in forceNetwork. Thanks to Casey Shannon.

  • Improved bounding behaviour with forceNetwork. Now bounds both the links and nodes. Thanks to Koba Khitalishvili.

  • Fixed an issue with sankey viewBox sizing.
  • sankeyNetwork fully supports cycles

  • sankeyNetwork gets same responsive sizing and better fitting introduced in 0.2.4 for diagonalNetwork and radialNetwork.

  • sankeyNetwork gets same full margin control introduced in 0.2.4 for diagonalNetwork and radialNetwork.

  • Added chordDiagram to show directed relationships among entities.
  • More robust margin argument for diagonalNetwork and radialNetwork allows for a single value or specification of top, right, bottom, and left by named vector or list.

  • Responsive sizing using the viewBox attribute of svg for diagonalNetwork and radialNetwork should allow for fitting in the container with no fiddling.

  • Internal improvements to reduce dependencies: no longer depends on RCurl, plyr, and rjson.

  • Updated examples:

    • Using jsonlite makes JSONtoDF obsolete with the fromJSON function.

    • All Github data links now use the CDN link from rawgit, so the examples should be more inline with Github raw policies.

  • sankeyNetwork changes:

    • Removes forced font family in favor of inherited from css or specified through the fontFamily argument.

    • Fixes issue with backslashes in the label for links.

    • Puts unicode right arrow in the tooltip. Adds argument to specify units for the tooltip label.

    • Handles cycles by updating this forked repo: https://github.com/soxofaan/d3-plugin-captain-sankey.

    • Makes assumptions that Source is column 1 and Target is column 2 if not provided.

  • Fixed an issue with forceNetwork on Firefox. Thanks to @agoldst.

  • Fixed an issue where forceNetwork node size would not return to default after mouseover. Thanks to Pascal Pernot.

  • Added dendroNetwork to create hierarchical cluster network diagrams (dendrograms).

  • treeNetwork is DEPRECATED.

  • Placed functionality from treeNetwork to radialNetwork. The new radialNetwork function has the same functionality, but has been renamed to be more accurately descriptive and avoid confusion with dendroNetwork.

  • Added diagonalNetwork, which creates tree network diagrams using diagonal instead of radial nodes.

Thanks to Jonathan Owen.

  • Added clickAction argument to forceNetwork to allow the user to pass a JavaScript expression through to be activated on click of a node. Thanks to Peter Ellis.

  • Added bounded argument to forceNetwork to allow the user to create a bounding box for the plot. See http://bl.ocks.org/mbostock/1129492. Thanks to Charles Sese.

  • Added fontFamily argument to forceNetwork, simpleNetwork, sankeyNetwork, and treeNetwork. Thanks to Peter Ellis.

  • Added opacityNoHover argument to forceNetwork to set the opacity of node labels when nodes are not hovered over. Thanks to Peter Ellis.

## Version 0.1.7

  • Include JS from htmlwidgets, to make it easier for users to pass arbitrary JS to more arguments.

  • Other internal code and documentation improvements.

  • fontSize used for all functions rather than fontsize. Thank you to @Hunter-Github for spotting this inconsistency.

## Version 0.1.5

  • Minor improvement to treeNetwork documentation. Thanks to Steven Beaupré and MrFlick.
  • forceNetwork gains three new arguments.

    • legend allows you to add a node colour legend.

    • radiusCalculation and Nodesize allow you to vary node radius by some values.

Thank you to Charles Sese for these additions.

## Version 0.1.3

  • zoom argument added to simpleNetwork and forceNetwork to allow zooming. Thanks to @timelyportfolio.

  • Updated treeNetwork URL.

  • Update link in forceNetwork example.

Enhanced flexibility when using data frames manipulated with dplyr/data.table. Thanks to Kevin Kuo.

  • Minor internal correction to d3.js version number.
  • treeNetwork added allowing the user to create tree networks. Thanks to B.W. Lewis.

  • Upgrade to d3.js version 3.5.2.

  • sankeyNetwork added.

  • colourScale argument added to forceNetwork and sankeyNetwork to allow the user to change the node colour scale.

Reference manual

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0.4 by Christopher Gandrud, 8 months ago


Report a bug at https://github.com/christophergandrud/networkD3/issues

Browse source code at https://github.com/cran/networkD3

Authors: J.J. Allaire [aut], Peter Ellis [ctb], Christopher Gandrud [aut, cre], Kevin Kuo [ctb], B.W. Lewis [ctb], Jonathan Owen [ctb], Kenton Russell [aut], Jennifer Rogers [ctb], Charles Sese [ctb], CJ Yetman [aut]

Documentation:   PDF Manual  

GPL (>= 3) license

Imports htmlwidgets, igraph, magrittr

Suggests htmltools, jsonlite

Enhances knitr, shiny

Imported by BayesianNetwork, DataExplorer, EcoGenetics, pkggraph, teachingApps, textmining.

Suggested by Zelig, data.tree, lazyrmd, rcv, stylo, themetagenomics.

See at CRAN