I took a table from a paper to show it in my thesis but have to modify the data in a cell (semantically) as well as adding new lines. is it ok to cross out old and replace with new? and refer to it in caption like "Modified and expanded"

Or what is the way to do this?

  • I'd avoid crossing out, since it reduces readability I'd use bold or emphasis for the new data. – Massimo Ortolano Sep 14 '17 at 17:32
  • @MassimoOrtolano but that is not showing the replaced data.. or is this not necessary and i can refer to the bold/italic data as "new data or replacement"? Or should i use say bold for replaced data and italic for new (eg. text in added rows) – Jan Sep 14 '17 at 18:27
  • I would show the original table unchanged plus have a new table and refer to both in the text. Or don't show the original table at all as it sounds like you reproduced the results and just refer to changed values in the text. Or put the old values that are different in parentheses with a note in the caption and text. – mkennedy Sep 14 '17 at 19:57

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