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Kaiser - in my experience so far, the 'connected scatter plot' concept really only seems to work if the data is fortuitous enough to present a flow that makes sense, but in most cases just presents a tangled mess.

Meaning, when it "works" as a presentation, it's as much happenstance as anything else - the connected dots make a pleasing pattern, or leave good spacing for annotation, or other things that are unrelated to the actual data or the conclusions to be drawn for them.

Have you written about them before, or do you have any particular thoughts to share on their usefulness?

I would be interested in your view.

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