Figures and dimensions:Don’t report more digits

Figures and dimensions:Don’t report more digits

Digits of accuracy:

  • Do not report more digits of precision compared to the dimension process reliably and reproducibly produces. The next or 4th digit of accuracy is seldom accurate and generalizable; if you do not have faith in it, omit it.
  • Do not report more digits of accuracy than necessary to convey your message. Then don’t report the extra digits if the difference between 4.13 and 4 will not make a difference in convincing readers. Reporting additional digits may even distract visitors through the bigger styles plus the picture that is big. Including a inappropriate quantity of digits of accuracy can throw suspicion on all your outcomes, by providing visitors the impression you are statistically naive.
  • Make use of a constant amount of digits of accuracy. In the event that calculated information are 1.23, 45.67, and 891.23, as an example, you may report them as 1.23, 45.7, and 891, or as 1.2, 46, and 890, or as 1, 50, and 900. (An exception is whenever information are recognized to sum to a specific value; I would personally report 93% and 7% in place of either 93% and 7.4% or 90% and 7%. Read more