A case study in fitting area-proportional euler diagrams with ellipses using eulerr

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Abstract

Euler diagrams are common and user-friendly visualizations for set relationships. Most Euler diagrams use circles, but circles do not always yield accurate diagrams. A promising alternative is ellipses, which, in theory, enable accurate diagrams for a wider range of input. Elliptical diagrams, however, have not yet been implemented for more than three sets or three-set diagrams where there are disjoint or subset relationships. The aim of this paper is to present eulerr: a software package for elliptical Euler diagrams for, in theory, any number of sets. It fits Euler diagrams using numerical optimization and exact-area algorithms through a two-step procedure, first generating an initial layout using pairwise relationships and then finalizing this layout using all set relationships.

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  • Probability Theory and Statistics
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCEUR Workshop Proceedings
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of International Workshop on Set Visualization and Reasoning (SetVR 2018)
Pages84-91
Number of pages8
Volume2116
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Jan 1
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedYes
Event6th International Workshop on Set Visualization and Reasoning, SetVR 2018 - Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Duration: 2018 Jun 18 → …

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NameCEUR Workshop Proceedings
ISSN (Print)1613-0073

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Conference6th International Workshop on Set Visualization and Reasoning, SetVR 2018
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityEdinburgh
Period2018/06/18 → …