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I don't think you understand why people use these charts. This is multivariate data and metrics don't have same scale. Radar charts are good to compare similarities.So the question you're looking for is not who is better. The question this graph answers is what players have similar styles. And if it is constructed with any other intention, whoever built it didn't know what he was doing either. If you have a multi-dimensional problem, there is no answer to a question like who is better. Because who is better is based on what criteria? When you pick a criteria, then you can do a barchart on that. Or you use a method to take multiple dimensions and convert it to a single metric. In this case, what conversion factor will you use? Maybe to person A, skill X is more important than person B....


Jeff: Rather than talk in the abstract, can you tell us what specific things you learned from this chart that a casual fan of the game won't already know?


great article! I really love it,

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