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How to Make UpSet Plots in R, with ggplot2 and ggupset

A more readable alternative to Venn diagrams for when you have more than a few sets.

In addition to a great format for visual jokes, Venn diagrams can clearly show overlap between sets. Sets, as in set theory, can be understood as objects belonging to one or more collections. The classic examples in mathematics are natural numbers, integers, rational and real numbers. But sets are everywhere.

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About the Author

Maarten is a data journalist and data visualization consultant from Belgium. He likes maps, ggplot and a good story.