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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. Jul 28, 2017 at 19:46
  • Instead of "the whole features" I would use "all of the features".
    – user3169
    Jul 28, 2017 at 19:51
  • @user3169 both sentences are correct? Jul 28, 2017 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. Jul 28, 2017 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, 2017 at 21:01

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