Points of Significance: Tabular data

Journal name:
Nature Methods
Volume:
14,
Pages:
329–330
Year published:
DOI:
doi:10.1038/nmeth.4239
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Tabulating the number of objects in categories of interest dates back to the earliest records of commerce and population censuses.

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  1. Naomi Altman is a professor of statistics at The Pennsylvania State University.

  2. Martin Krzywinski is a staff scientist at Canada's Michael Smith Genome Sciences Centre.

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The authors declare no competing financial interests.

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