Standards for Scientific Graphic Presentation

“There are a lot of other pearls of wisdom to be found in this work, but there is one in particular that stood out [omitting a graphic]. This is essentially saying that data should accompany the figure. A hundred years later, we’re still far from applying this simple but powerful rule. Projects like The Content Mine expend a tremendous amount of energy trying to get data back from figures, and even then it’s a very lossy process. All of that could be avoided if we just follow this one simple rule….”