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Language usage chart

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Language usage chart
Charts the usage of certain phrases over time on historical and contemporary sources.
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User can choose time to display data for, and select a single phrase to show data for it.
Benefits & pitfalls to avoid
  • Line-charts imply that data is continuously changing. If your data is discrete you might consider a bar-chart instead.
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