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I am writing a scientific paper and I need to use "A comparison of..." as title of a table that illustrates both results.

First experiment: I used the best 200 features.

Second experiment: I used the whole features 500 features.

Which sentence is correct?

1) A comparison of recognition results, where fall is simulated, using either the best 100 features or the whole (376) features.

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2) A comparison of recognition results, where fall is simulated, using the best 100 features and the whole (376) features. Any suggestion?

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  • A comparison is made between comparands. – P. E. Dant Reinstate Monica Jul 28 '17 at 19:46
  • Instead of "the whole features" I would use "all of the features". – user3169 Jul 28 '17 at 19:51
  • @user3169 both sentences are correct? – BetterEnglish Jul 28 '17 at 19:57
  • You might consider using the word between, e.g.: "Comparison between results of experiments using A. The best 200 features, and B. All 500 features", or similar. Both of your sentences are "correct", but neither is an accurate description. – P. E. Dant Reinstate Monica Jul 28 '17 at 20:09
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I would write:

A comparison of recognition results, where fall is simulated, between the best 100 features and all 376 features.

between is better when comparing items.

You can't use comparison (involving at least 2 items) with either (involving only one item at a time). It becomes a comparison of one thing.

2) is not technically wrong, but using is vague in this context.

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  • You might also consider removing the comma after results. As I read the statement it doesn't seem necessary. – user3169 Jul 28 '17 at 21:01

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