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Love reader help! I grabbed the image from the very nice FT Data twitter feed so didn't have that link. Thanks!

Robert Swerdlow

The clearer (shorter) labels certainly help, but what about all those blue balls? They are all the same size, some overlap and one, Greece, has a bold outline. Why not just put the name of the country in place of the ball and remove all that clutter?


RS: The outline of Greece is surely an oversight. I agree with you on the bubble size; I don't like using country names in place of little dots because the location of the dot is now obscured. Color can be brought in to add hierarchy to the countries. I'd only label countries based on the story being told.

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