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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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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.
Cecelski, who have also provided a lengthy and informative introduction, a chronology of Singleton's life, numerous photographs and maps, and various genealogical charts.
Genealogical charts of the Foster and Burgh families are included.
In this slim volume you will meet Patrick's family in Edinburgh, (with genealogical charts included), and follow his life chronologically to 1780.
genealogical charts [such] as these, with the mental facts and social data which accompany them, are arguments which convince the fair-minded that, some control by society of the increase of the human family is imperative.

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