Baseline matters

Posted to Miscellaneous  |  Tags: ,  |  Nathan Yau

Sweet, I guess Fox News had it right all along. I’m going to save a ton of space by truncating my vertical axes from now on. I just might go back and retrofit all of my old charts too. [via Reddit]

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