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3.2 Comparison Between Tabular And Diagrammatic Presentation

  1. Diagrams and Graphs are meant for a lay man.

  1. Tables are meant for statisticians for the purpose of further analysis.

  1. Diagrams give only an approximate idea.

  1. Tables contain precise figures. Exact values can be read from tables.

  1. Diagrams can be more easily compared, and can be interpreted by a layman.

  1. Comparison and interpretations of tables can only be done by statisticians and it is a difficult task.

  1. Diagrams and graphs cannot present much information.

  1. Tables can present more information.

  1. Diagrams are more attractive and have a visual appeal.

  1. Tables are dry for a layman ( may be attractive to a statistician.)

William play fair - 1759 - 1823 said in his 'Commercial and political Atlas of 1801' that "Information take days through data presented in tables, but can be obtained in minutes through diagrams."

Cold figures are uninspiring to most people. Diagrams help us to see the pattern and shape of any complex idea, just as a map gives a bird's eye view of wide sketch of a country, so diagrams help us to visualize the whole meaning of a numerical complex at single glance. Diagrams register a meaningful impression almost before you think ........." (Moroney).


3.1 Introduction
3.2 Comparison Between Tabular And Diagrammatic Presentation
3.3 Difference Between Diagrams And Graphs
3.4 General Principles Of Constructing Diagrams
3.5 Bar Diagrams
3.6 Pie Chart
3.7 Graphs
3.8 Box and Whiskers

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