in reply to Re: Perl Developer Survey 2018 Results
in thread Perl Developer Survey 2018

Results are well laid out and explained, but I would have preferred if they would have listed the percentages in each category in descending order instead of seemingly random across the board.

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Re^3: Perl Developer Survey 2018 Results
by LanX (Cardinal) on May 23, 2018 at 12:58 UTC

      I guess what I mean is that I'd rather have the result percentage in descending order as opposed to what was voted for in order. Take Company Size. I'd rather see the right-hand column in order, desc and the actual company sizes out of order so it's easier to see at a glance which one is highest, and which one lowest.

      Sort on the "2018 statistics/Percentage" column essentially.

      Note I'm just being pedantic, I'm not really complaining here. I am colour blind, so following the pretty charts is quite difficult for me so data is always more important than graphs ;)

        I'm color blind too, and the sorting of the donut chart is really confusing some times (took me awhile to identify the second most editor Emacs there*)

        But most percentage tables are sorted by descending numbers of the 2018 results, you might get confused by the 2017 results which are listed first.

        Some questions had a "natural" sorting - like the company size you mentioned - and I think that's a matter of taste.

        This could only be solved by offering dynamic sort buttons in JS.

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        *) the sort order might reflect some bias here. I remember reading about weird results in US census because of different sorting of the choices.