# describing contents inside a table [closed]

I want to describe parameters which have been set experimentally to my algorithms. So, I listed out parameters in table 5 and also described important points as follows.

Table 5 summarises the fundamental parameters used by the reconstruction approach. The parameters are set by the user based on his knowledge about data and landscape. In terms of scene complexities for e.g. having closely located feature lines, scene 1 and 3 are bit complicated than scene 2. This illustrates by the narrow half-width equal to 0.7m in Table 5. On the other hand, scene1 consists of shorter edges than other two scenes, which leads to accept short ridge-lines and step-edges roughly equal to 0.5m. In the case of remaining parameters, they behave in a similar manner, thus, equally set for every scene.

So, my question is I want to know whether this description is smoothly connected to each other? that mean, I first explain similarity of site1 and 3. then how site 1 deviate from others. finally, similarity of all sites. So, please comments whether my explanation has good connection and flow.

Your suggestions and corrections are also very welcome.

## closed as off-topic by WendiKiddJan 19 '14 at 22:11

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• Please also note that a question like this could be easily considered as a proofreading, and thus off-topic on this site. It's better to discuss one point (each of your highlighted parts, for example) at a time. Giving us the alternatives you think possible is also helpful, and thus we can answer your questions better. – Damkerng T. Jan 19 '14 at 13:20

Table 5 summarises the fundamental parameters used by the reconstruction approach. The parameters are set by the user based on their knowledge of data and landscape. In terms of scene complexity, for example, having closely located feature lines, scenes 1 and 3 are a bit more complicated than scene 2. This is illustrated by the narrow half-width equal to 0.7m in Table 5. On the other hand, scene 1 consists of shorter edges than the other two scenes, which leads to the acceptance of short ridge-lines and step-edges roughly equal to 0.5m. As for the remaining parameters, they behave in a similar manner, and thus, are equally set for every scene.

• thanks for the improvement. in 2ns sentence, .... by the USER based in HIS (OR THEIR).... I think, user is singular.... any comments please. thanks – gnp Jan 19 '14 at 14:45
• User is indeed singular, but saying "their" allows us to be general (and is fine as a singular form), and not specify male or female. It also helps us avoid writing "his/her" each time. (Please also see the other answer, as it contains some nice explanations which you might find useful). – JMB Jan 19 '14 at 19:39

Here is my rough edit,

In terms of scene complexities, for example, having closely located feature lines, scenes 1 and 3 are a little more complicated than scene 2. This is illustrated by the narrow half-width equal to 0.7m in Table 5. On the other hand, scene 1 consists of shorter edges than other two scenes, which leads to the acceptance of short ridge-lines and step-edges at about 0.5m. This is in contrast to remaining parameters, where they behave in a similar manner, thus, will be set equally for every scene.

Here are a few notes:

• E.g. means for example, so avoid using "for e.g.". You can use either "e.g." or "for example".
• I changed illustrates to is illustrated because of the by the narrow .... This indicates that you should use the passive voice rather than the active voice. (Depending on what you intend to say, This illustrates the narrow half-width as being equal to 0.7m in Table 5.)
• Which leads to should be followed by a noun (or a gerund). The change to at about might not be necessary. I just felt that it seemed to go together with the acceptance of better.
• I used This is in contrast to to emphasize the contrast you stated. Consequently, the latter part must be converted to a clause, thus a where.
• Though I changed your set into will be set, I think that it can be improved more. Perhaps, will be preset or will be set equally be default. But that would require more details about how your algorithms work, so I will leave that for you.
• This is good. For the last bit, I like JMB's "and thus" better. – snailcar Jan 20 '14 at 0:19