[BioC] color venn diagrams

Francois Pepin fpepin at cs.mcgill.ca
Mon Mar 23 20:33:46 CET 2009

Hi Yannick,

I think that you'd be better off with illustrator or some other tool, 
especially if it's a one-off.

Otherwise, you could dive into the code to add it yourself. It shouldn't 
be that complicated, but it might not be worth the effort.

Also, please keep the discussions on list. That way other people can 
chime it and it's archived, so someone else looking for it two years 
from now could find this thread again.


Yannick Wurm wrote:
> Salut François,
> oui toutes mes excuses, my comment was unclear:
> I want each area to have a different color (that means 6 surface-colors 
> total in a 3-circle diagram)... because my biologist colleagues tend to 
> prefer beautified graphs...
> thanks & regards,
> Yannick
> On Mar 23, 2009, at 20:00 , Francois Pepin wrote:
>> Hi Yannick,
>> What are you trying to color exactly?
>> The vennDiagram function in Limma does allow for the circles or the 
>> circles to be of different colors (circle.col and counts.col).
>> Gordon: There is a mistake in the documentation for counts.col as it 
>> is a copy from circle.col. It should say counts instead of circles. 
>> It's most likely my fault when I sent you the code for it a while ago.
>> Francois
>> Yannick Wurm wrote:
>> > The thread I'm replying to is from a long time ago...
>> >
>> > so I guess the simplest case-by case method is to output the 
>> venndiagram to a
>> > pdf & then add pretty colors in Illustrator...
>> >
>> > Does someone have alternative elegant way of doing things directly 
>> in R?
>>> Gordon Smyth <smyth at ...> wrote:
>>>> Dear Dane,
>>>> You can't. The diagram would have to generated in a somewhat 
>>>> different way than at present to make that straightforward.
>>>> Best wishes
>>>> Gordon
>>>>> Date: Tue, 18 Jul 2006 17:06:32 -0400
>>>>> From: Dane Witmer <dane at ...>
>>>>> Subject: [BioC] color venn diagrams
>>>>> Dear BioC,
>>>>> How can I add color to venn diagrams generated with the vennDiagram
>>>>> function in limma?
>>>>> Thanks,
>>>>> Dane
>>>>> dane at ...

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