Omegatron re-cycled some Wiki charts and we are happy to report that they are great improvements over the originals. I welcome other readers to alert us when you have done your bit of community outreach, by ridding the world of chartjunk. The email address is the name of the blog at gmail for any submissions.
- Instead of coloring the background to the chart, I'd color the bars themselves into green/yellow/orange according to the trimester
- I'd put the trimester labels under the horizontal axis, close to the "week" labels
- The charts obviously need to identify the country and year of the data (which I added). Omegatron pointed me to an inexplicable Wiki convention of not putting text inside charts (see here). I must disagree with this convention. Annotations on charts are some of the most useful things.
- If these two charts are to be placed side by side for comparison, then we need to sort out the vertical scale. It cannot be the absolute number of abortions but some kind of relative scale in proportion to the population size, or some similar metric.
- In addition, if comparison is the point, I'd suggest an overlapping histogram with bars having no fill.
Great work! And I love to see more of it!