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From Ben Laurie <...@algroup.co.uk>
Subject Re: Update to mailing lists page
Date Tue, 07 Dec 2004 12:50:07 GMT
Rodent of Unusual Size wrote:
> Geir Magnusson Jr wrote:
> 
> 
>>>this is cool!  Any chance we can get labeled x and y axis?
> 
> 
> No, not unless you can convince of a way to do it that makes
> sense.  As I said,
> 
> 
>>>The graph is for showing trends *only*.  Both the post-count and
>>>the subscriber-count lines are scaled properly, but each uses
>>>its *own* scale to fit nicely into the chart.  So you can safely
>>>say, 'Cool!  More and more people are subscribing!' but not
>>>necessarily, 'Cool!  Four people subscribed last Tuesday!'
> 
> 
> Trying to put numbers on it would require two sets of numbers, in
> two colours, on both axes.  And to make them legible would require
> enlarging the image, which would make the page considerably longer.

The usual answer is to put one axis at the left, one at the right.

I must've missed the Page Length Tax announcement ;-)

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