Hi, I'm Nicholas Johnson!

software engineer / trainer / AI enthusiast

Parsing Data

D3 comes with built in parsers for most well formed text based data formats. You will get back a JSON object.


We can parse CSV using the csv.parse function:

d3.csv.parse("'a', 'b', 'c'\\n 1, 2, 3");

We will get back an object containing strings like this:

  a: "1",
  b: "2",
  c: "3"

Notice how all the values are strings.

Exercise - parsing

Take an Excel spreadsheet and export it as a CSV file. Now host this locally and use AJAX to load it.

You can use the d3.csv function to load CSV.

Parse it and plot the result in a format that makes sense to you.