In some elements the path data is:
M 0.001999999862164259 41.59880065917969 C -1.626303258728257e-18 41.3223991394043 0 41.0463981628418 0 40.77040100097656 L 0 37.60000228881836 L 0 10.40000057220456 Z
Some values are even :
I know computers like these numbers but when exporting SVG they actually add up in size which adds up in bandwidth if transferring over a network.
If they had smaller numbers they would also be easier to read.
Carol is an digital artist and is working with her client to create illustrations for her STEM app. The course material has her creating 100s of illustrations for their app
She is exporting to SVG to preserve the scaling on different devices. With 100 illustrations the app size grew to 100MB over the app limit.
Carol examined the SVG and realized that much precision wasn’t needed for her app. After editing the path data she was able to reduce the page size by 1/5th.