## How to use semi-log cycle graph paper ?

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### How to use semi-log cycle graph paper ?

If on the y-axis they have 1,2,3, etc..and then it goes 1,2,3 etc up to 10 again.

If I have data that I need to plot on the y-axis are 0.160, 0.255 ,etc

Do I change the 1,2,3 into 0.1,0.2? or do I just leave it?

Also, do I need to label the axis as being in semi-log?

Thank you.

If I have data that I need to plot on the y-axis are 0.160, 0.255 ,etc

Do I change the 1,2,3 into 0.1,0.2? or do I just leave it?

Also, do I need to label the axis as being in semi-log?

Thank you.

### Re: How to use semi-log cycle graph paper ?

On the graph paper, it has printed on it 1, 2, 3,4,5,6,7,8,9, and then 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,1 again going up the y-axis.

But my data is absorbance readings of 0.255, 0.331, etc . So I'm wondering, do I have to change those numbers to 0.1, 0.2 on the y-axis or just leave it since it is a semi-log graph.

I just realised I posted a new topic with the same question-------

Q. if my data is 0.1 do I mark it on the '1' for y-axis or am I mean to find out 0.1 = log Z and mark the Z number on the y-axis?

Thank YOu.

But my data is absorbance readings of 0.255, 0.331, etc . So I'm wondering, do I have to change those numbers to 0.1, 0.2 on the y-axis or just leave it since it is a semi-log graph.

I just realised I posted a new topic with the same question-------

Q. if my data is 0.1 do I mark it on the '1' for y-axis or am I mean to find out 0.1 = log Z and mark the Z number on the y-axis?

Thank YOu.

time would be on the x (linear) axis and OD expressed as power of 10 on the y-axis

so you would have to put 2.55x10^-1, 3.331x10^-1 and since each module (from 1 to 9.99) represent 1 power of 10 (your choice) you can just say that the first module of the y-axis is the 10^-1 module and go with that.

so you would have to put 2.55x10^-1, 3.331x10^-1 and since each module (from 1 to 9.99) represent 1 power of 10 (your choice) you can just say that the first module of the y-axis is the 10^-1 module and go with that.

Patrick

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