Meaning of 'data both' graph setting

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Sebastian42

Meaning of 'data both' graph setting   03 November 2018, 15:01

In the graph settings, 'Upload' and 'download' is clear, but what extra information does 'data both' contribute ?
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Re: Meaning of 'data both' graph setting   03 November 2018, 15:25

Data both is used where both incoming and outgoing readings are charted. It allows seeing the In and Out traffic on a single graph.

Please see this article that explains the graph in details.
Sebastian42

Re: Meaning of 'data both' graph setting   06 November 2018, 03:43

"It allows seeing the In and Out traffic on a single graph." Isn't that happening WITHOUT 'data both', with the two colours for download and upload ?
Lennard

Re: Meaning of 'data both' graph setting   06 November 2018, 16:19

@Sebastian:
Most of the time you indeed can see the In and Out charts on the same graph without using the third 'both' colour.

But in the situation when the In and Out values are identical [or very close], the only way to have unambiguous graph is to use the 'both' colour. If you use either In or Out colour for such overlap (without 'both'), it would be unclear whether the two values are identical or the second value is zero.

If you want to have a strictly 2-colour graph and never have the situation when your Download and Upload values are similar, you can simply set 'data both' the same colour as your smaller traffic stream (usually that's Upload).

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