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A representation of numbers signifying different data sets. Graphs are vitally important in tracking past performance of economic data with the aim of predicting its future behavior. For example, a government agency may create a graph of unemployment claims over time. If claims have trended downward, the agency may predict that unemployment may remain low. Graphs are also crucial for technical analysts, who use them to track securities' performance to help make investment decisions. Graphs are also known as charts.


Data displayed in a diagrammatic manner, often to show relationships between different sets of numbers. Charts are used to observe the historical values of variables and, frequently, to spot trends that may provide insights for use in projecting future values. Also called graph. See also bar chart, candlestick chart, line chart, point-and-figure chart.
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In the Middle Ages, people were not allowed to work once the sun had set since they would be unable to see well enough to do their jobs correctly, nor could they leave their homes after dark"), and sixty-four pages of genealogical charts for royal houses and occasionally for other women covered in the book.
Indeed, in conversations I have had with readers of this novel, many have mentioned having the impulse to construct genealogical charts of the Ruby families.
Our genealogical charts show conclusively that the Tasaday are a distinct group that has lived in the mountains for seven generations, probably more," Rogel-Rara says.
The book includes genealogical charts, b&w maps, and b&w contemporary photos of historical sites.
The information contained within the eight genealogical charts included in this work is repetitive and could have been condensed into fewer charts.
There are numerous illustrations, both b/w and color plates, genealogical charts, an abridged list of sources (which nevertheless runs to 12 pages), and an exhaustive index.
They have been thoroughly annotated and indexed and are supplemented by genealogical charts, contemporary notices of Mark Twain and his works, and photographs of him, his family, and his friends.
At the same time, this is a book written with great confidence of style, in accessible, highly readable prose and produced in nearly flawless style--footnotes at the bottom of pages, abbreviations at the beginning, and an interesting use of map and genealogical charts on single-page figures to denote kinship and property of selected families traced through the monastic records that Innes uses with such skill--an unusually rich and well-done first book.
Cecelski, who have also provided a lengthy and informative introduction, a chronology of Singleton's life, numerous photographs and maps, and various genealogical charts.

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