Chart::Plotly::Trace::Sankey - Sankey plots for network flow data analysis. The nodes are specified in `nodes` and the links between sources and targets in `links`. The colors are set in `nodes[i].color` and `links[i].color`, otherwise defaults are used.


version 0.041


 use Chart::Plotly qw(show_plot);
 use Chart::Plotly::Trace::Sankey;
 # Example data from:
 my $sankey = Chart::Plotly::Trace::Sankey->new(
     orientation => "h",
     node        => {
         pad       => 15,
         thickness => 30,
         line      => {
             color => "black",
             width => 0.5
         label     => [ "A1", "A2", "B1", "B2", "C1", "C2" ],
         color     => [ "blue", "blue", "blue", "blue", "blue", "blue" ]
     link        => {
         source => [ 0, 1, 0, 2, 3, 3 ],
         target => [ 2, 3, 3, 4, 4, 5 ],
         value  => [ 8, 4, 2, 8, 4, 2 ]
 show_plot([ $sankey ]);


Sankey plots for network flow data analysis. The nodes are specified in `nodes` and the links between sources and targets in `links`. The colors are set in `nodes[i].color` and `links[i].color`, otherwise defaults are used.

Screenshot of the above example:

Screenshot of the above example

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This is an unofficial Plotly Perl module. Currently I'm not affiliated in any way with Plotly. But I think plotly.js is a great library and I want to use it with perl.



Serialize the trace to JSON. This method should be called only by JSON serializer.


Trace type.


  • arrangement

    If value is `snap` (the default), the node arrangement is assisted by automatic snapping of elements to preserve space between nodes specified via `nodepad`. If value is `perpendicular`, the nodes can only move along a line perpendicular to the flow. If value is `freeform`, the nodes can freely move on the plane. If value is `fixed`, the nodes are stationary.

  • customdata

    Assigns extra data each datum. This may be useful when listening to hover, click and selection events. Note that, *scatter* traces also appends customdata items in the markers DOM elements

  • customdatasrc

    Sets the source reference on for customdata .

  • domain

  • hoverinfo

    Determines which trace information appear on hover. If `none` or `skip` are set, no information is displayed upon hovering. But, if `none` is set, click and hover events are still fired. Note that this attribute is superseded by `node.hoverinfo` and `node.hoverinfo` for nodes and links respectively.

  • hoverlabel

  • ids

    Assigns id labels to each datum. These ids for object constancy of data points during animation. Should be an array of strings, not numbers or any other type.

  • idssrc

    Sets the source reference on for ids .

  • link

  • pmeta

    Assigns extra meta information associated with this trace that can be used in various text attributes. Attributes such as trace `name`, graph, axis and colorbar `title.text`, annotation `text` `rangeselector`, `updatemenues` and `sliders` `label` text all support `meta`. To access the trace `meta` values in an attribute in the same trace, simply use `%{meta[i]}` where `i` is the index or key of the `meta` item in question. To access trace `meta` in layout attributes, use `%{data[n[.meta[i]}` where `i` is the index or key of the `meta` and `n` is the trace index.

  • metasrc

    Sets the source reference on for meta .

  • name

    Sets the trace name. The trace name appear as the legend item and on hover.

  • node

  • orientation

    Sets the orientation of the Sankey diagram.

  • selectedpoints

    Array containing integer indices of selected points. Has an effect only for traces that support selections. Note that an empty array means an empty selection where the `unselected` are turned on for all points, whereas, any other non-array values means no selection all where the `selected` and `unselected` styles have no effect.

  • stream

  • textfont

  • uid

    Assign an id to this trace, Use this to provide object constancy between traces during animations and transitions.

  • uirevision

    Controls persistence of some user-driven changes to the trace: `constraintrange` in `parcoords` traces, as well as some `editable: true` modifications such as `name` and `colorbar.title`. Defaults to `layout.uirevision`. Note that other user-driven trace attribute changes are controlled by `layout` attributes: `trace.visible` is controlled by `layout.legend.uirevision`, `selectedpoints` is controlled by `layout.selectionrevision`, and `colorbar.(x|y)` (accessible with `config: {editable: true}`) is controlled by `layout.editrevision`. Trace changes are tracked by `uid`, which only falls back on trace index if no `uid` is provided. So if your app can add/remove traces before the end of the `data` array, such that the same trace has a different index, you can still preserve user-driven changes if you give each trace a `uid` that stays with it as it moves.

  • valueformat

    Sets the value formatting rule using d3 formatting mini-language which is similar to those of Python. See

  • valuesuffix

    Adds a unit to follow the value in the hover tooltip. Add a space if a separation is necessary from the value.

  • visible

    Determines whether or not this trace is visible. If *legendonly*, the trace is not drawn, but can appear as a legend item (provided that the legend itself is visible).


Pablo Rodríguez González <>


This software is Copyright (c) 2020 by Pablo Rodríguez González.

This is free software, licensed under:

  The MIT (X11) License