Can YOU Spot the Green or the Red Line? (Bonus Q: Can You Tell
That the Green Line is 50x higher than the Red Line?)
Look Ma! Two Posts!
After failing to maintain my Tuesday & Thursday posting schedule over the past two weeks (one post total, out of four scheduled), I’m BACK folks. I mean this week didn’t stand a chance. BAM! Nailed it.
OK, enough self-congratulation for meeting the minimum standards I set for myself. Moving on!
Three Different Scales
The three lines plotted on the chart above are “sourced” from these numbers:
These Three Measures Are VERY Different in their Relative “Sizes,”
Varying From 2 Digits to 6 Digits.
Data like that results in crappy charts. Let’s fix it with some formula magic:
Ah, Formulas Make Everything Better. Yep, it’s the same data, just “normalized.”
A Word from the Charting Pit of Derision!
Yeah, I hear that chittering out there – the mandibles of the Demonspawn Chart Fiends are clacking out a sound that resembles “Secondary Axis!”