Q: Which is best to use in a thesis – tables or figures – when there are too many values?

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While writing the thesis, I noticed that I could use at least 4 to 5 big tables and a few figures to support them. What type of visualization can be added to explain the results?

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As you have mentioned that “there are too many values” in your paper, I would suggest going with tables. Tables are preferable when presenting numbers, while figures are better when presenting patterns. For more information, please refer to the resources below, which include guidelines for referring to tables and figures and a downloadable infographic that you may use as a ready reckoner.