I took a quick trip to San Francisco early this week and stopped by to see my friend Cole Nussbaumer (Storytellingwithdata.com). As it does every once and a while, the topic of whether to crop your graph’s baseline to something other than zero popped up last week. Instead of writing a blog post, I thought Cole and I could sit down and chat about it. There are still lots of questions here, so please submit your comments¬†and questions below, or hit us up on Twitter (me and Cole).

4 charts. Top left: column chart with nonzero baseline; bottom-right: column chart w zero baseline; top-right: line chart with nonzero baseline; bottom-right: line chart with zero baseline

From Drew Skau’s post:

Line charts with and without nonzero baseline