Talk:COVID-19/Iluvalar

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Colors in the 1st graph[edit source]

@Iluvalar: The first graph uses three reddish color, not so good. Better use red, green, and blue, or at least colors that stand apart a bit. (Very interesting page. Merci.) --Dan Polansky (discusscontribs) 07:43, 8 April 2020 (UTC)

Code[edit source]

If you have any code doing the calculation, it would be great to have the code directly on the page. Could be in small font, or collapsed, but available. The idea is to achieve perfect reproducibility and reviewability. --Dan Polansky (discusscontribs) 07:49, 8 April 2020 (UTC)

Done, if this is useful for anything let me know i don't mind polishing it. Iluvalar (discusscontribs) 20:16, 8 April 2020 (UTC)
Thank you. I guess to make it more readable, I would rewrite it in Python. Then, e.g. instead of "$m['b']", we could have "m.b", which is obviously more legible, and there are other legibility benefits of Python. But PHP or Python, the main thing is there is published code that is not too hard to read: thanks again. --Dan Polansky (discusscontribs)

Description of the 2nd graph and splitting to two graphs[edit source]

I understand parts of the 2nd graph, but not all of it. I propose you add some explanations below the 2nd graph, as bullet points. It could look like this:

" Details on the legend:

  • Deaths per day: The actual confirmed deaths per day in Italy.
  • Season 3x: ...
  • Model Apr 4: ...
  • Model Apr 7: ...
  • Common misconception: ...
  • Common misconception (no distancing): ...
  • Worst case: ...
  • Worst case (no distancing): ...

"

I see that you have some descriptions further on the page but it is not straightforward to tie them to the curves on the graph. An alternative would be to add the descriptions as paragraphs, with the mapped item in boldface, e.g.:

Deaths per day: The actual confirmed deaths per day in Italy.

Season 3x: ...

Etc. In either case, it should be easier for the reader to go from the graph to the explanation and from the explanation to the graph.

On another note, there seem to be too many plots in the graph; it would not be amiss to have two graphs, where the two graphs could share some of the curves for context. For instance, one graph could have deaths per day, season 3x, model Apr 4, and model Apr 7, while the other graph would have deaths per day, common misconception, common misconception (no distancing), worst case, and worst case (no distancing).

--Dan Polansky (discusscontribs)