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Graduate Student Seminar - 10/30/2015

"Plots and Diagrams for Presentations, Papers, and Theses"

by Freja Nordsiek

Friday, October 30, 2015 -- 12:00 p.m.
Large Conference Room, 1207 Energy Research Facility

Advisor:  Professor Daniel Lathrop

Plots and diagrams are a common visual means of conveying information in scientific talks, papers, and theses. A good plot or diagram conveys the desired information clearly and in a way that gives understanding that would be lacking in a table or description giving the same information. In addition, the plot or diagram should be understandable to people with various types of colorblindness when printed on a printer (color or greyscale) or shown on a projector. A bad plot or diagram can serve as a distraction and cause confusion or be otherwise difficult to read. In this talk, I will present how to make plots and diagrams more clear and readable as well as tips and tricks to convey information and understanding more efficiently in a visual fashion.

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