Venn Diagram Plotter
This program can draw correctly proportioned and positioned Venn diagrams, supporting both 2-circle and 3-circle Venn diagrams (though the overlap regions of 3-circle Venn diagrams are not always to scale). A Venn diagram (aka Euler digram) is a method of visualizing the amount of overlap between two (or three) lists of data, using circles to signify the size of each circle and positioning the circles such that the area of overlap represents the amount of list overlap.
The program includes a graphical user interface (GUI) where the user enters sizes and amount of overlap between the two (or three) lists (the overlap must be determined separately by the user). The resultant Venn diagrams are displayed, the colors can be customized, and the diagrams can be copied to the clipboard or saved to disk.
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|Version||v1.5.4798||Requirements||Microsoft NET Framework 4.0|
|Date Updated||February 19, 2013||File Size (Software Tool)||6.8 MB (ZIP)|
|Registration Required||No||File size (Source Code)||591 KB (ZIP)|
|Developers||Kyle Littlefield; Matthew Monroe|
|Comments||See the complete Revision History for a history of changes|
Venn Diagram Plotter Screenshots
2-circle Venn Diagram
|Simple and easy to use Graphical User Interface for creating area-proportional Venn diagrams|
3-circle Venn Diagram
|Create three circle overlaps with the correct layout and proportions. Also computes the number of items in each overlap region of a 3-circle Venn diagram.|
Luana Micallef has developed an improved 3-circle Venn diagram program that uses ellipses instead of circles, leading to more accurate representations of area-proportional overlap. For more information, see the eulerAPE website.
There are several options for creating Venn Diagram overlaps of 4 circles (or more), but none of them will be area proportional. To see various options, either download this Powerpoint file or perform a Google Image Search using the search terms Venn Diagram
All publications that utilize this software should provide appropriate acknowledgement to PNNL and the OMICS.PNL.GOV website. However, if the software is extended or modified, then any subsequent publications should include a more extensive statement, using this text or a similar variant:
Portions of this research were supported by the NIH National Center for Research Resources (Grant RR018522), the W.R. Wiley Environmental Molecular Science Laboratory (a national scientific user facility sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Biological and Environmental Research and located at PNNL), and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIH/DHHS through interagency agreement Y1-AI-4894-01). PNNL is operated by Battelle Memorial Institute for the U.S. Department of Energy under contract DE-AC05-76RL0 1830.