• @TropicalDingdong
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    161 month ago

    I love the concept of this figure, and I like how the right panel is built to present, but the actual results mapped onto the triangle are hard to figure out. Like this is the actual experiment they ran , but its not clear what represents what. Seems like maybe a density map might be more appropriate.

      • @[email protected]
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        71 month ago

        These ternary plots are also commonly used for compositional data, e.g. for displaying a property of a three component mixture. Its three components shall always sum up to 100 %, thus the axes are increasing in opposite directions to each other.

        • @[email protected]
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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
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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.

            • @[email protected]
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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
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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

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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

      • @TropicalDingdong
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        61 month ago

        once you get it (…) it’s pretty clear

        Thats… thats not what that means.