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Alex

Isn't the phrase "annualized growth rate (seasonally-adjusted)" a little too complicated for a general audience? (You might not be writing for one, but Mint probably is)

I get the need for precise language, but I don't think too many Mint users are going to comprehend the word "annualized." Maybe shift it to the end of the label, so people who don't understand it don't just stop reading? Perhaps "Seasonally-adjusted growth rate (annualized)".

derek

If a data point moving up from stage to stage doesn't bump a data point down, then it isn't a bumps chart, it's just a line chart.

You got it right recently when you wrote: "one of the secrets of the Bumps chart -- the reason why it feels far less cluttered than it has the right to be -- is that no two data points will overlap, that is, for any given week, only one team occupies any particular rank."

thomas

"The 3% increment on the sales axis is unusual, as if to defy convention for the sake of defiance. I'd stay glued to a 5% increment."

Isn't it rather because most of the data points are around 3%,6% and 9%? (for Retail Growth Declines)
Wouldn't staying glued to a 5% increment also mean you do it to agree with convention for the sake of convention?

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