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Michael Thompson

Very nice re-working!


I have to once again question your choice of chart type on the rework.

While it is certainly better than the original, you once again have a line chart connecting categorical rather than sequential data.

A bump chart, like any other line chart, assumes a start and an end, which this data does not have. The pattern formed by the lines are very striking, but in this case are meaningless and therefore obfuscate the point of the visualization.

A column chart or dot plot would be more suitable methods of displaying the data, by far.

I love the work that you do here, but I cringe every time I see this...

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