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I would like to add unit on this graphic: enter image description here

As stated in many sources, I should place as much of the required information within the figure itself. Unit is a (very) important information so therefore I need to put it on the graphic. But where? I have a feeling that anywhere the unit is, it will make the graphic, erg, imperfect. And I think putting it in the caption won't harm the eye of readers. So do I really need to put it on the graphic?

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Yes, put it on the figure. It is useless without units. There is plenty of space in the middle of the black bar between the -5.000 and 5.000 .

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  • $\begingroup$ Very creative. However, if the size of the graphic is smaller, I'm afraid that people can't read it. $\endgroup$ – Ooker Nov 8 '14 at 19:00

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