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Displaying data points on axes
Figure 8-35: Using additional data series to connect each data point
with the chart’s origin
Displaying data points on axes
The example in this section was inspired by a chart depicted in Edward Tufte’s The
Visual Display of Quantitative Information book. Tufte starts with a standard XY
chart and then systematically removes all nonessential elements. What remains is a
minimalist chart with two axes that display the data values (see Figure 8-36).
Figure 8-36: This chart displays the x and y values on the (fake) axes.
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