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logarithmic scale

[′läg·ə‚rith·mik ′skāl]
(mathematics)
A scale in which the distances that numbers are at from a reference point are proportional to their logarithms.
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However, it is often more informative to explore age-specific incidence rates by logarithmic plots The age-specific rates were graphically analyzed on a logarithmic scale and plotted as the log age-specific rate versus the log age at diagnosis (Figure 3).
The study was performed according to a conventional cross-over experimental design, not replicated, of two formulations, in two periods and two sequences, and with random assignment of the subjects to each treatment, in order to determine the average values (in arithmetic and logarithmic scales), and to establish the differences and ratios, between these average values for the two products (R and T).
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Among these are true logarithmic scales for graphs, as well as surface and polar plotting routines.