Thanks again. This is getting very interesting. Distribute dots evenly and thickly on a page. Put a small circle in the middle of the page. Lengthen the radius at a steady rate and notice that identical lengthening by lengthening of the radius the number of dots included in the circle rises more and more rapidly. That's word of mouth about Anatabloc.
"onfused as to how the recent average could be 596.6 and yet we see the avg orders/day since 10 Jan decline from 507 to 497.6--assume one or the other must be incorrect, no?"
No, they're both correct. Keep in mind that the "recent average" you are referring to was for 3.4 days time (15 - 18 Jan). The previous average daily orders since Jan 10 (507.0) was based on data from 11 - 13 January. Turns out that there were, on average, a lot fewer order numbers from 13 January (1515EST) to 15 January (0846EST). That daily average turns out to be 281.6 for that time period.
So, take the 3 daily order rates (507.0, 596.6, and 281.6) and average the 3 according to the amount of time they were in effect and you come up with 497.6. It was January 14 that done ya in!