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Stacked area label placement #2

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Picking best label positions in a stacked area chart by sweeping through each series and finding the largest minimum vertical difference wide enough to fit the label (if one exists).

A potential improvement might be to come up with a list of candidates for each area and then pick a combination that’s vertically aligned or reads left to right from top to bottom. It also might be desirable to pick the rightmost available space instead of the tallest?

See also: Stacked area label placement