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Reading and interpreting scientific journals.

  1. Mar 21, 2013 #1
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    Hey guys,

    I'm working on an undergraduate engineering project which requires us to read a paper and replicate certain graphs using matlab.

    While reading the journal I hit a slump where one of the graphs stated that the data points were on a different paper.

    I searched for that paper, and could not find the data points.

    I know they are subtly hidden, but i'm not sure how to sniff them out?

    Thanks



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  3. Mar 21, 2013 #2

    SteamKing

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    What is this, the Psychic Friends Hotline? If you share the citations of the papers, you might get some help. Otherwise, only a crystal ball will get you anywhere.
     
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  5. Mar 22, 2013 #4

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    It looks like you've got the wrong source journal paper.

    Fig. 2B in the NAS paper references Watras et al., Journal of Neuroscience (1991).

    The second paper you have cited is not that paper, and was published in 1998 after the first paper. The second paper, however, references Watras (1991).
     
  6. Mar 22, 2013 #5
    I appreciate the help steam I found the correct article.
     
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