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In [1]:
from plotapi import Chord

Chord.set_license("your username", "your license key")


Let's take a look at some parameters that control the layout of our diagram.

As we can see, we have set our license details in the preamble with Chord.set_license()


Chord expects a list of names (list[str]) and a co-occurence matrix (list[list[float]]) as input.

In [2]:
matrix = [
    [0, 5, 6, 4, 7, 4],
    [5, 0, 5, 4, 6, 5],
    [6, 5, 0, 4, 5, 5],
    [4, 4, 4, 0, 5, 5],
    [7, 6, 5, 5, 0, 4],
    [4, 5, 5, 5, 4, 0],

names = ["Action", "Adventure", "Comedy", "Drama", "Fantasy", "Thriller"]

It may look more clear if we present this as a table with the columns and indices labelled. This is entirely optional.

In [3]:
import pandas as pd
pd.DataFrame(matrix, columns=names, index=names)
Action Adventure Comedy Drama Fantasy Thriller
Action 0 5 6 4 7 4
Adventure 5 0 5 4 6 5
Comedy 6 5 0 4 5 5
Drama 4 4 4 0 5 5
Fantasy 7 6 5 5 0 4
Thriller 4 5 5 5 4 0


We can modify the width, margin, and rotation of our diagram.

The width parameter will also set the height, as the Plotapi Chord maintains a $1:1$ ratio.

The margin parameter expects a single float to imply an equal margin of that size.

The rotate paramater will rotate the Chord diagram around its center.

By default a Chord diagram is centered, but this can be disabled with center=False.

Here we're using .show() which outputs to a Jupyter Notebook cell, however, we may want to output to a HTML file with .to_html() instead. More on the different output methods later!

Be sure to interact with the visualisation to see what the default settings can do!

In [5]:
Chord(matrix, names, width=500, margin=100, rotate=-30).show()
Plotapi - Chord Diagram

You can do so much more than what's presented in this example, and we'll cover this in later sections. If you want to see the full list of growing features, check out the Plotapi Documentation. and the Plotapi Gallery.

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