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December 26, 2012

A Venn Pie (Using Venn pies to illustrate Bayes’ theorem)

The Bayes’ law is very easy to understand when it is explained visually. Venn diagrams are a very popular way to represent relations between sets in the Bayes’ theorem.

Unfortunately, Venn diagrams are inefficient in showing ratios.

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The best kind of diagrams to show ratios are the pie charts.

Combining Venn and Pie – by allowing pie sectors to overlap – makes diagrams more descriptive and illustrations of Bayes’ theorem – more intuitive.

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