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I think what you are really after is a decision cube with a graphic part. That way, your users can slice and dice the data and only see the parts they're interested in. This will not only simplify your graph (because, anyway, no one is going to want to look at all of it) but will also make it cleaner and more rational.


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Answers to most of your questions here will probably depend on what you are charting, who is using your chart, and how they use it (device). However, the first question has a logical answer. The user should definitely be able to hover over the tooltip when the tooltip contains actionable content. For example, the user should be allowed to bring their mouse ...


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The above is a really elaborate and impressive answer. I would add that you need to ask 'what is important to know'. for instance: let's say that there is an increase of 2.003 in the number of blooming flowers. Now, you can show the number, you can show an arrow or you can show both. showing only an arrow will make the growth of 2.003 and 187.3 look the same ...


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We scan the pages left to right, so jumping quickly from two specific pairs of dots will be much easier on option A than option B. But please do your users a favor and connect the dots in some way. If all that they do is compare the distances in individual pairs, just connect the top dots with the bottom dot, instead of forcing their brain to imagine the ...


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Without some sort of context, I doubt you'll get an entirely useful answer... That said, when stats are being compared on webpages using graphs (especially when comparing more than just two things), vertically presented horizontal bar graphs seem to work well and be most popular. As a semi-random example: http://www.cpubenchmark.net/common_cpus.html ...


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I think the best solution has largely to do with what you're trying to achieve by displaying this information. Is it like a resume where someone wants to just get across the message that they know a lot of different things? Or is the goal to more clearly show someone's relative experience between different skills? And how accurate does the comparison need ...



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