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Rolf Hichert

I have just discussed this topic with Jürgen and we both think that you are right.

PS
When updating the figure, we should also take away the black dots at the difference markers (here they are not necessary).

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Ronald van Lent

Remark and point of exchanging thoughts:

Remark: For the table I would suggest the sequence PY, PL, FC, AC. This is the sequence in time when data has been generated.
Thought: By adding all scenario’s in 1 bar it is becoming crowded. In earlier comment Beat mentions “In the new Figure it should be clear that PY (grey) is compared to AC (2018)”. Would it not be visually more powerful to show in this specific case the PY as column instead via the traingle?

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Ronald van Lent

3 small remarks:

being consistent the actual scenario should be applied to the table, as the solid has been applied for the column/bar chart and line graph
unclear why the PL scenario is shown in line graph (as the reason is to exclude the scenario’s from the table, why keeping them in the line graph)
to make the example exhaustive, a structure in form of a table should be added as well (for example countries with key figure sales). Suggestion is to group everything logically. So a bar chart and table for structure; a line chart, column chart and table for time series.

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Ronald van Lent

A small remark. By being consistent in the usage of scenario’s, should actuals not being presented in the table with the thick solid line?

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kbgramm

As as result of the discussion work group 2 would like to suggest to add the following text (additions are bold):

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No rule governs the sequence of scenarios referring to the identical time period – e.g. PL 2015, FC 2015, AC 2015, but the selected sequence should be kept the same in all charts and tables.

In case of comparing measured data of different time periods in a scenario comparison, use the scenario labels (e.g. AC and PY) rather than the labels of the time periods (e.g. 2019 and 2018) in both charts and tables. Make sure that the time period necessary to interpret the scenarios is clearly set in the title, a legend or a column header.

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kbgramm

As as result of the discussion work group 2 would like to suggest to change the text to the following (changes in bold):

“Scenarios with measured data are identified by a solid dark (e.g. black or dark gray) fill for the areas of the respective visualization elements.

If measured data of recent periods (“Actual”) are compared with measured data from earlier periods (e.g. “Previous year”, “Previous month’”, “Month YoY”) in a scenario comparison, then  the areas representing the earlier periods are identified by a lighter solid fill (e.g. light gray). In time series showing measured data from multiple periods, there is no need for coloring earlier periods with a lighter fill.”

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