One of the goals with the design of our excess deaths charts comes into its own with the US state data:
By shading the excess area, you can use those big red peaks to spot the places with the biggest excess.
With lines alone (no shading), you don’t have that utility.
For me this is one of the great features of small multiples.
The charts each work as their own self-contained unit, but the real superpower of small multis is turning the patchwork of charts into its own "map" for exploring the data.
An even better version of this would be to make that patchwork pattern meaningful rather than just useful:
Arrange them in their rough geographical positions to show the cluster in the North East etc.
Watch this space...
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