# [R] Real frequencies in a 'set' problem

David Winsemius dwinsemius at comcast.net
Thu Nov 14 00:09:05 CET 2013

```On Nov 13, 2013, at 1:35 PM, Stefan Petersson wrote:

> I have three media channels where I can push public health information (tv,
> radio and newspaper). Any given citizen can be touched by the information
> from one, two or three channels (let's ignore for the moment that citizens
> might miss the information all together). Hence these sets:
>
> library(sets)
>
> tv <- set(1, 4, 7, 6)
> radio <- set(6, 7, 5, 2)
> newspaper <- set(4, 7, 5, 3)
>
> Now I want to know how many citizens that newspapers bring to the complete
> body of informed citizens. E.g. how many people gets the information ONLY
> from a newspaper:
>
>
> But how do I solve this if I know that
>
> 220 people is reached via tv
> 349 people is reached vi radio
> 384 people is reached via newspaper
>
> 97 people is reached via tv and radio
> 173 people is reached via radio and newspaper
> 134 people is reached via newspaper and tv
>
> It's the grey area of the (dummy) plot below that I would like to put a
> frequency in
>
> library(VennDiagram)
>
> draw.triple.venn(area1 = 10,
>   area2 = 10,
>   area3 = 10,
>   n12 = 3,
>   n13 = 3,
>   n23 = 3,
>   n123 = 1,
>   category = c('TV', 'Radio', 'Newspaper'),
>   fill = c('white', 'white', 'grey'),
>   alpha = c(1, 1, 0)
> )
>
> I don't understand how the frequencies that I know is supposed to be used
> in the 'sets' notation. Or am I completely misunderstanding something here?
> Wouldn't be the first time if I did...
>

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