

Sets as Boxes is a simple visualization tool Having trouble with the difference between the empty set {} and the set {{}}? Can't seem to figure out how many elements {{{}},{100}} has? This program may help clarify things for you. Think of a set as a cardboard box. It may have nothing in it, or it may have some things in it, just like cardboard boxes do in everyday life. In fact, it might even have other cardboard boxes in it. As you might expect, Sets as Boxes uses the empty box to represent the empty set. The empty box is shown at the top of this page. Here are some other examples.
Sets as Boxes provides the following features for visualizing simple sets like these, and slightly more complex ones.
Example screenshots appear below. They were captured on a Macintosh, but Sets as Boxes is distributed for Windows XP, Mac OS X, and as source code for compilation on other platforms.


Author: Nathan Carter 