Beeminder Sandbox: Create and experiment with goals

Select goal type: at a rate of per starting today at
Start one week from today

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Visual graph configuration:
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Goal configuration (change with CAUTION!):
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Graph Legend:

Datapoints: Your actual reported data. The color shows where you are with respect to your yellow brick road.
Yellow Brick Road (YBR): Keep your dots on the road!
Green: 7+ days of safety buffer,
Blue: 2 days of safety buffer,
Orange: 1 day of safety buffer,
Red: beemergency!
Akrasia Horizon: This line is a week away from now. You can only make changes in the steepness of your road beyond the akrasia horizon.
Optimistic projection: An optimistic view of progress, i.e., a view of your data through rose-colored glasses. It shows your inexorable march towards your goal. If you're bouncing around it just shows you flat. When you go down (or whichever direction your goal is), it shows you that right away.
Moving average: This is an exponentially weighted moving average with smoothing constant 0.25. It shows the overall trend of your data, but lagged. If most of your daily numbers are below this trend line then you are inexorably dragging it down.
Polynomial fit trend: Think of this as a very thick line charting your progress or an aura around your actual data. (Technically it's a polynomial fit of your data.) It gives you a sense of your true trend.
Yellow guidelines: These thin yellow lines indicate the good side of the yellow brick road. The green line demarcates 7 days of safety buffer. (If you keep your safety buffer at 7 days or higher then you're immune to being stung. If anything comes up, just flatten your yellow brick road. It will take effect after the 7-day akrasia horizon but since you have that much safety buffer, you're golden!)