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Multi-Foci Force Layout

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This example demonstrates the flexibility of D3‘s force layout. By using position Verlet integration, it is easy to add custom forces to a layout. In this example, the nodes are clustered around four foci using additional forces: the odd nodes are pushed down, the even nodes are pushed up, and a similar bisecting force is applied laterally. These custom forces are based purely on the index of the node, but they could just as easily be derived from properties of data!