Chapter 26 Writing About Numbers

26.1 Introduction

While the fundamentals of writing about numbers are the same as any expository writing, there are enough nuances and specialized elements that it warrants special attention for data scientists.

26.2 Theory and methods

Jane E. Miller (2004) [The Chicago Guide to Writing About Numbers: The Effective Presenataion of Quantitative Information], University of Chicago Press.

Jane E. Miller (2007) [_The Chicago Guide to Writing about Multivariate Analysis], University of Chicago Press.

26.3 Data journalism

Andrew Ba Tran, R for Journalists

.Rddj: “Hand-curated, high quality resources for doing data journalism with R”

Storybench, Welcome to Data Journalism in R at Northeastern University’s School of Journalism

David Smith, 2016-07-27, Data Journalism with R at FiveThirtyEight, at Revolutions blog

26.4 Technical elements

Karim M. Abadir and Jan R. Magnus (2002) “Notation in econometrics: a proposal for a standard”, Econometrics Journal, vol. 5, pp.76-90.

Andrew M. Edwards & Marie Auger‐Méthé, [“Some guidance on using mathematical notation in ecology”] (, Methods in Ecology and Evolution, Vol. 10, Issue 1 (January 2019), pp.92-99.