Providing an easy interface for representing interactive tree diagrams with JavaScript 🌲 📈
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This javascript module aims at providing an easy interface in order to represent tree diagrams on screen with the ability to handle dynamic data flows. The data format must be JSON.

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With npm : npm install treeviz

and then you can use it with : import * as Treeviz from 'treeviz';

Or download this repository and link the dist/index.js file in your page directly : <script src="./dist/index.js><script>


This module comes with a bunch of configuration settings.

var myTree = Treeviz.create({ // configuration here });

Then you can easily pass data to the object, and it will generate the tree :


The tree will be clever enough to updates only the part of the trees that have been added or removed in the dataset, and so it won't redraw the entire tree.


The big part of the API is configuring the tree before passing data to it :


The table below lists all the avalaible key that the config object can have

Key Type Default Definition
htmlID string (Required) The HTML id tag on the page where the tree should be drawn. It must have a width and an height specified
nodeField string "id" The unique identifier field in the dataset representing the node
relationnalField string "father" In case of flat dataset, usually the relationnal field between each node is the field representing the father of the node, linking it to the id of the field. (See example below).
flatData boolean true Specify whether the data passed to the tree is flat or already hierarchical
zoomBehavior boolean true Toggle the ability to pan and zoom the tree
nodeWidth number 160 Width of a node in px
nodeHeight number 100 Height of a node in px
nodeColor function (nodeData) => "#2196f3" Color of the node
linkColor function (nodeData) => "#ffcc80" Color of the link
linkWidth function (nodeData) => 10 Width of the link
linkShape "quadraticBeziers" | "orthogonal" "quadraticBeziers" Shape of the link
nodeTemplate function (nodeData) => null HTML template for every node
horizontalLayout boolean true Direction of the tree. If true, the tree expands from left to right. If false, it goes from top to bottom
onNodeClick function (nodeData) => null Function handling the event when someone click on it
onNodeMouseEnter function (nodeData) => null Function handling the event when someone hover a node
onNodeMouseLeave function (nodeData) => null Function handling the event when the mouse pointer leaves a node


Assuming that you already have an HTML element on the pagh with the tag id="a_tree"

Flat data case :

var flat_data_example = [
  { id: 0, node_name: "Root node", father: null, number: 10 },
  { id: 1, node_name: "Child A", father: 0, number: 5 },
  { id: 2, node_name: "Child B", father: 0, number: 3 },
  { id: 3, node_name: "Child C", father: 0, number: 2 },

var myTree = Treeviz.create({
  htmlID: "tree",
  nodeField: "id",
  flatData: true,
  relationnalField: "father",
  onNodeClick: nodeData => console.log("you clicked me!"),


Hierarchical data case :

var hierarchical_data_example = {
  name: "Mom",
  qty: 10,
  children: [{ name: "Son A", qty: 3 }, { name: "Son B", qty: 7 }],

var myTree = Treeviz.create({
  htmlID: "tree",
  nodeField: "name",
  flatData: false,
  relationnalField: "children",



This module is based on d3 library, credit to all the contributors of this project.