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Appropriate Scale

Though truncating the y-axis is generally discouraged, there may be some cases in which a series of small comparisons may need a truncated axis to be visible. Using appropriate scale in this way can clarify the information, though one should be careful not to deceive the user into thinking the comparisons are more exaggerated than they are.