Fuel prices, pageviews, sparklines

Not surprisingly there’s a rough correlation, from Feb 08 to Dec 08, between interest in this article () and the price of fuel over the corresponding months ().

That’s all. Just a tweet, really. Too bad you can’t tweet sparklines!

Update: Bill Zeller’s solution:

Unicode can give you an ugly variant:▁▃▄█▅▇

7 Comments

  1. As twittered to John, you can now find a ubiquity command ‘sparkword’ that implements Bill Zeller’s solution here:

    The value range is very limited, so I chose to make the min value always display the 1/8 char, the max value is always the whole block. To twitter a sparkline with ubiquity, highlight the numbers, ‘sparkword this’, then ‘twitter this …rest of your tweet’.

  2. > a ubiquity command ’sparkword’ that
    > implements Bill Zeller’s solution

    Thanks for that, and also for the intro to ubiquity, which I hadn’t seen until before.

  3. > You might be able to use the Braille set
    > as a “dotted bar chart”

    Then there’s Chris Gemignani’s even lower-res solution:

    Seriously, though, the Unicode bars are intriguing.

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