How to Make Venn Diagrams in R
The usually abstract, qualitative and sometimes quantitative chart type shows relationships. You can make them in R, if you must.
A Venn diagram is typically used to illustrate a concept between two or more categories and their intersection. In this chart genre, you might be familiar with Drew Conway’s data science diagram:
Jessica Hagy uses them often in her index card series:
In any case, if you’re reading this, you probably know what a Venn diagram is already, so I won’t get into the background of it.
So, about making these things in R.
To access this full tutorial and download the source code you must be a member. (If you are already a member, log in here.)
Gain instant access to step-by-step visualization courses and tutorials for insight and presentation — all while supporting an independent site. Source code and data is included so that you can more easily apply what you learn in your own work.
Members also recieve a weekly newsletter, The Process, which looks more closely at the tools, the rules, and the guidelines and how they work in practice.
See samples of everything you gain access to:
More Tutorials See All →
Choropleth Maps and Shapefiles in R
Fill those empty polygons with color, based on shapefile or external data.
How to Make an Interactive Area Graph with Flare
You’ve seen the NameExplorer from the Baby Name Wizard by …
How to Make an Interactive Stacked Area Chart
Stacked area charts let you see categorical data over time. Interaction allows you to focus on specific categories without losing sight of the big picture.