Re: [R] How to plot more than 3 sets in Venn Diagrams?

From: Charles Geyer <charlie_at_stat.umn.edu>
Date: Sat 11 Jun 2005 - 02:08:10 EST

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> Here is a link to see what's possible.
> http://www.combinatorics.org/Surveys/ds5/VennSymmEJC.html
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> Venn did 4 sets with ellipses (see wikipedia.)
>
> (There was an article in the last year (I think) in one of my math
> journals that presented someone who made these complex Venn diagrams as
> artwork and sold, but I can't remember the person's name right now.)

The book is

    Cogwheels of the Mind : The Story of Venn Diagrams     by A. W. F. Edwards (foreword by Ian Stewart)     Hardcover: 136 pages
    Publisher: The Johns Hopkins University Press (April 26, 2004)     ISBN: 0801874343 It is a really beautiful book. There are also some journal articles on the subject by Edwards and by Branko Grunbaum (http://www.math.washington.edu/~grunbaum/BG228.pdf)

Edwards is my intellectual grandfather (thesis advisor's thesis advisor), and it is a pleasure to recommend this book. (A bit irrelevant to R, I know, but still ...)



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