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Tony Rose

Great post! I think that far too many people go for what they think appears better (colors and bars) vs. what is more meaningful. Your junkart version has much more value than their chart. Keep up the great work!

Tony
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derek

On a similar subject, this graph is inoffensive enough, but such a a waste to present only an average when the full set of observations would fit in the same space at the same resolution with zero loss of clarity.

Unfortunately it's one of those cases where you can't just extract the info from the original to make the "junk art" version. I've emailed the creators to see if they're willing to send me the background data so I can pimp it up a bit for them.

Jon Peltier

Derek -

That chart needs a box and whisker for previous cycles and an added point for the current cycle.

derek

Jon, that would be an improvement in the representation of a distribution, but I was hoping to be able to just show the whole distribution.

Sadly, the creators of the chart never responded to my email request for the data it was based on (data all public and the references named, but I lack time to collect it from the sources and face the heartache of exporting PDF tables etc.)

That's entirely their prerogative, I agree. But it's still a shame.

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