Graph scaling to prevent one spike from drowning out other useful informationIt would be useful to have the graphs scale such that a single day's spike of activity doesn't render long term graphs useless in tracking trends.
For example, a site with a slight upward daily usage trend with, say, around 100 visits per day, gets a spike of 2600 visits on one day. Now any graph which includes the spike makes it impossible to see any trends in the "normal" data as the left hand scale becomes something like 0, 700, 1400, 2100, 2800 and the normal days are a squiggle down below 700. A better left hand scale might be 0, 50, 100, 500, 1500, 3000 which would allow the normal trends to be seen along with the spike. Of course this doesn't help if there are multiple spikes.
Posted Wed Apr 18 2012 10:53am by LenHolgate