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I like the original version better. The colors are fine, and it does a good job of getting the main point across, which is the size of the three groups.

Matt M

Gag…the original graph does a terrible job at conveying the information. Maybe you like it because it "looks pretty," but when it comes to conveying the data, it's terrible. The much improved junkart version conveys all the data accurately as well as emphasizing easily showing the absolute and relative sizes of each school.

Kaiser

I'd also add that the original chart used 14 shades of color on exactly 14 data points. The grouping of departments is also arbitrary.

john

I found myself refusing to even TRY to make sense of the original.
It would make for some groovy wallpaper, though.

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