Guided Learning: Figures and tables

Content & How to use

Figures, tables and graphs are often used in scientific reports. They are valuable because they can be used to present complex results in a readable way, but it is important that they are used carefully, and there are certain conventions to follow when using figures and tables in a report.

1. Everything you want to know about figures and tables

This detailed webpage explains just about everything you ever wanted to know about figures and tables: how to organize them, where to place them in your paper, how to write legends, etc. Although there is a lot of information, you can select specific sections from the menu at the top that will take you straight to what’s relevant for you. Go to the website.

2. Basic tips on incorporating figures and tables and equations

In this document the essentials are given for the use of figures, tables and equations. Read this document.

3. Incorporating equations, figures and tables in IEEE papers.

If you’re writing a paper according to the IEEE format, this document gives you a guideline on incorporating graphics and equations complying with IEEE conventions. Go to the document.