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