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Configuration of Experimental Representation Prof. Melissa A. Hines ~3.25" max typ. 2 mm min. typ. Two key criteria: Max realistic width and min text style stature Configuration of Exploratory Representation for Production Set up all design at full scale (see diary rules).
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Configuration of Scientific Graphics Prof. Melissa A. Hines

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~3.25" max typ. 2 mm min. typ. Two key criteria: Max realistic width & min textual style tallness Design of Scientific Graphics for Publication Prepare all illustrations at full scale (see diary rules). Note that diaries frequently pack design w/o inquiring.

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Design of Scientific Graphics for Publication General standards: Use “bland” san serif textual style (typ: Helvetica) all through Regular weight, not intense Major components in chart ( e.g., tomahawks): 1 pt min Minimum linewidth of any element: 0.5 pt Check diary rules on shading before beginning Some letters diaries farthest point number of representation Choose outlines that make your diagrams plain as day. Don’t utilization subtitles as a prop!

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Typography Gotchas for Scientific Graphics Italicize all variables in content and in representation x - pivot not x-hub, f not f ( but rather µm, K, °C, and so forth are not stressed) Use the suitable length dashes -(hyphen): Use to hyphenate words – (en dash): short sign — (em dash): Use for interspersing sentences Use the right image for augmentation ï‚\' not x, (ï‚\' 10 –3 m) not (x 10 –3 m)

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Legal Gotchas for Scientific Graphics Publisher claims all pictures in a distributed paper (however not hidden information). Can\'t reuse figures starting with one paper then onto the next without attribution and distributer\'s composed assent. Trap: Modifying unique figure makes it "new" Note: You needn\'t bother with consent to utilize another person\'s information (taken from a distributed source).

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Vs. Is the Golden Ratio Golden? 1.618 1 Choose the viewpoint proportion that compliments your information, not some dead Greek thinker.

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To Box or Not To Box? Versus Ace: Minimal outline Pro: Easier to judge scale on RHS of diagram

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General Rule: Axes ought to compass information range unless uprooting zero makes false impressions. Should Zero Be Included? Versus

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Replotted information propose an utilitarian relationship Play with diverse methods for plotting your information. Design Affect Perception of Data Published diagram recommends a relationship

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Vs. Little Signals and Baseline Issues Baseline must be appeared on both sides of tops.

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Appropriate Use of the Top or Right Axis Use second hub to show information in diverse units.

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Less Appropriate Use of the Top or Right Axis Plotting diverse sorts of information on inverse tomahawks is obsolete. In picking programming, readiness of stacked diagrams ( e.g., same base hub) is imperative.

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Use Labels to Remove Dependence on Captions Column and line headers clarify diverse parts of diagram w/o inscriptions. Individual marks on sub-pictures fundamental for reference in content. (Try not to incorporate in presentations!) Note all pictures have same scale bar.

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Use Shading to Convey Temporal Information Shading is especially helpful in demonstrating changes in exploratory conditions.

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Use Shading to Distinguish Curves The histograms (information) are shaded for accentuation and to help the peruser see their shape. The restricting bends (exp & Gaussian) are left unfilled for reference.

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Use Shading to Distinguish Curves The shaded bend speaks to chronicled information; the dark line is the new information. This stresses that the two spectra have: – diverse tops – distinctive linewidths

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Solution: Add "depth" by laying out new information in white. (Trap: Double plot new information in fat white under slim red.) Improving Contrast of Overlapping Lines Problem: New information (dark) doesn\'t emerge from old information (red shading)

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Focusing Attention on Specific Regions Differential retention range Common Solution: Plot districts of enthusiasm, leaving breaks in tomahawks for "boring" zones. Alert: Scale ought to stay steady over all areas!

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Focusing Attention on Specific Regions Another Solution: Use insets to plot locales of hobby.

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Legends ought to fortify information where conceivable If conceivable, place legend in the same request as things on the chart. Cluttered request will befuddle the peruser.

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Solution: Allow bends to cover, additionally plot remaining (distinction between two bends) Comparing Similar Data with Residuals Problem: Nearly indistinguishable bends can\'t be recognized when plotted on same diagram. Balance?

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Curve Fitting and Residuals An organized remaining is demonstrative of unseemly displaying capacity.

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What about pie outlines? Pie graphs have no spot in science. Very much recorded issues with exact view of relative regions.

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Minimum Needs for Scientific Graphing Package Support for similarly dispersed & x-y information Ability to effortlessly change information ( e.g., increase, partition, FFT) Curve fitting to client characterized capacities & client characterized areas of information. Worldwide fits to numerous information sets. Control over all parts of diagram ( e.g., ticks, tomahawks, marks) Multiple, discretionarily situated and scaled tomahawks ( e.g., stacked charts, insets) Robust information import & design send out Fully reported investigation & capacities w/references Active & responsive client system for help

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Your Assignment: Help DOE Communicate! This diagram has no discernable message! Make another distribution quality chart that stresses: – Contributions to US vitality scene by vitality sort versus year – Percentage of renewable vitality versus year

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Your Tool: Igor Pro You can introduce Igor Pro on your PC or a lab PC for utilization in finishing the task. You can\'t utilize the system for examination or individual utilization without purchas

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