✚ Chart Options for When the Scale is Squished by the Full Range of Data

Welcome to The Process, where we look closer at how the charts get made. This is issue #255. I’m Nathan Yau. When your dataset has a few values that are a lot bigger than the rest, the scale can get squished. You see the big values, but all the small values are barely visible even if they show a useful pattern when you zoom in. Here are chart options to show the full dataset so that you can see the small values and the large ones.

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