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Granularity’s Value

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There’s an old saw in software you’ve probably heard – – “it’s not a bug; it’s a feature”.

I was reminded of that when thinking about an aspect of SlopeCharts which I initially considered a limitation: it shows weekly or monthly data when it is incapable of showing daily. In other words, the granularity of the data is reduced when there are simply too many bars to display, such as this multi-decade chart of the Dow Industrials.

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