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Adam Schwartz

I think it's even weirder than you described. Singapore appears to have missing data for forestry and so the rose chart is eight parts instead of nine. Other countries I tried did indeed have nine. As if it wasn't hard enough to compare countries using this graphic in the first place... :)

Do you have thoughts on color selection? Visually I find similar shades of color, while clearly different when adjacent to each other, are much more difficult for me to match up from the legend to the graphic. It took me a lot more time than I think it should have to figure out that forestry was missing. Is that just me?

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