jvenn: an interactive Venn diagram viewer
- Equal contributors
1 Plate-forme bio-informatique Genotoul/MIA-T, INRA, Borde Rouge, 31326 Castanet-Tolosan, France
2 Plate-forme SIGENAE/GenPhySE, INRA, Borde Rouge, 31326 Castanet-Tolosan, France
BMC Bioinformatics 2014, 15:293 doi:10.1186/1471-2105-15-293Published: 29 August 2014
Venn diagrams are commonly used to display list comparison. In biology, they are widely used to show the differences between gene lists originating from different differential analyses, for instance. They thus allow the comparison between different experimental conditions or between different methods. However, when the number of input lists exceeds four, the diagram becomes difficult to read. Alternative layouts and dynamic display features can improve its use and its readability.
jvenn is an open source component for web environments helping scientists to analyze their data. The library package, which comes with full documentation and an example, is freely available at http://bioinfo.genotoul.fr/jvenn webcite.