• @zerakith@lemmy.ml
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    41 month ago

    They are common and yet I still really struggle to quickly understand what any points but the three extremes mean. I’m not sure there’s an alternative though.

    • @bbuez@lemmy.world
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      31 month ago

      Took me a minute to fully parse, I’ll try to explain

      Each edge of the triangle is 0-100% of each mode, thus the center is 33% of each mode because of the skew in the ‘grid’.

      Then the thickness/color represents the population, the data just happens to work that there’s a strong correlation between population and change in modal percent, making the constant gradients.

      • @zerakith@lemmy.ml
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        21 month ago

        This makes sense in principle but none the less I still feel my self struggling to quickly see the difference between to points on these plots.

        • @bbuez@lemmy.world
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          21 month ago

          The graphs on the left convey essencially the same information. It would be a lot more interesting to see where individual nations/cities sit within the ternary graph

    • @dreugeworst@lemmy.ml
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      21 month ago

      my problem is that from any node there are two possible lines to an edgezand I’m never sure which is the correct one