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Layered Chart Improvements

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Yes, even on a Sunday during a 3-day weekend, the Slope of Hope keeps evolving and getting better.

One of my favorite features that we’ve added is Layered Charts, and there are two important new improvements I wanted to describe. The first one is a new button called Spread:

What this does is color in the area between the two lines which constitute a layered chart. I think you can see instantly why this would be useful, because you can quite plainly tell how big the spread is, which “direction” the spread presently is going, and whether it’s converging or diverging.