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The unreasonable effect of chart labels

In discussing the bar-density and pie-density charts with a buddy (thanks LB!), it became obvious that the labeling is a challenge. And he's right.

Here is the pie-density chart for the Youtube views with the labels as originally conceived.

Kaiserfung_piedensity_youtube_orig_labels

These labels are trying too hard to provide precise data to the reader.

Here are some simplified labels that get at the message rather than the data:

Kaiserfung_piedensity_youtube_labels_2b


Here is a slightly different version:

Kaiserfung_piedensity_youtube_labels_3b


 

 

 

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