Oops, it seems I forgot to recommend having a mailmap file. :-) So thanks for mentioning it.
For statistics like this, I have always written a mailmap file and kept it up to date, since as you say, it's very useful to have canonical author names and to have git always use the same name. For this post, though, I picked the dev.to repository since it's code that is common to everyone here, but it doesn't have a mailmap file, and I didn't want to do too much polishing just for these sample graphs.
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