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.
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