Illustration: Making the Right Choices

  • Michael Alley

Abstract

There are two types of illustrations: tables and figures. Tables are the arrangements of numbers and descriptions in rows and columns. Figures are everything else: photographs, drawings, diagrams, graphs. This chapter discusses the advantages and disadvantages of each type. When presenting numerical data, you should assess the advantages of tables and graphs before making a choice. When presenting an image, you should assess the advantages and disadvantages of photographs, drawings, and diagrams.

Keywords

Helium Radon DeuterIum Tritium Photography 

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael Alley
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  1. 1.Mechanical Engineering, Electrical and Computer EngineeringVirginia TechBlacksburgUSA

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