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derivative is positive

In today’s blog Dr. Reeves mention adding a derivative graph… I think that would be absolutely awesome. I find the cumulative graph interesting - but the cumulation ultimately basically irrelevant to my day.

on a daily basis my decisions are based on the rate since it says how much i got that day, and how far i am from the limit. especially in terms of verbs like stop and pause, these are much more clear for me in terms of rate than cumulation. so i am looking forward to these - i would go so far as to say that with careful word choice the derivative graphs will be clearer for everyone including non-nerds!

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