25 February 2010

Venn in Wonderland: Paper on Nested Venn Diagrams & Lewis Carroll Diagrams Available

I did a bit more work on those nested Venn Diagrams, including research that turned up an alternative to Venn Diagrams produced by Lewis Carroll, known naturally enough as Lewis Carroll Diagrams.
You may recognize the two-set version as the same structure used in the more recent "Boston Box".
It transpires that Carroll used nesting of his diagrams as far back as 1896. Here is his diagram for eight sets.
All this and more is described, with including the relationship to the Nested Venn Diagram I described in the previous post, in a paper entitled "Nested Venn Diagrams" from Stochastic Solutions.

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