Thesis: spell out numbers or not?

I’m unsure if I should spell out numbers or not, in this specific case of the thesis:

This is the area I’m concerned with and I tried both approaches:

  • Setup 1 is a static setup with seven nodes in total, five Zigduinos and two OSGi. There are two publishers and five subscribers.

  • Setup 2 is a static setup with 13 nodes in total, 10 Zigduinos and 3 OSGi. There are 5 publishers and 10 subscribers

  • Setup 3 is a static setup with twenty-five nodes in total, twenty Zigduinos and five OSGi. There are 10 publishers and 20 subscribers

Answer

“Setup 1” and the like are used to label items and should be left this way. The rest depends on the house style and the genre of writing. Your looks like a report of some kind. The general rule is that numbers 1 to 9 are spelled, and everything over 9 is in digits. However, in creative writing, sometimes all numbers are spelled. As an aside, there are two full stops missing, and I’d consider representing this sorry of data as a table.

Setup 1 is a static setup with seven nodes in total, five Zigduinos and two OSGi. There are two publishers and five subscribers. Setup 2 is a static setup with 13 nodes in total, 10 Zigduinos and three OSGi. There are five publishers and 10 subscribers[FULL STOP] Setup 3 is a static setup with 25 nodes in total, 20 Zigduinos and five OSGi. There are 10 publishers and 20 subscribers[FULL STOP]

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Source : Link , Question Author : Sven Akkermans , Answer Author : Bernadette

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