An example of a parallel dot plot: a great way to display many properties of a list of items

I often see articles that are full of long tables of numbers and it’s hard to see what’s going on, so then I’ll suggest parallel dot plots. But people don’t always know what I’m talking about, so here I’m sharing an example.

Next time when I suggest a parallel dot plot, I can point people to this post.

Also I thought Margaret would appreciate this one since her name is the oldest on the list. Well, not the oldest in average—Dorothy and Winifred and a few others have her beat—but one of the earliest peak years, and somehow she ended up on top of the graph.