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Fabio Machado

Your rework is much better but I wonder what it would look like if you use a common origin for the importance lines.


FM: This is a rare case where I anchored the lines in the middle. I agree that anchoring them, say, to the left would make more sense to some readers, and I tend to prefer that. In this case, it's like a bubble chart with just the diameter (but not really, since I can encode data linearly into the length rather than do a square root).

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