Data are most often represented in tabular form, in which each row represents some item we are describing, and each column represents some property of those items. The cells in the table are the particular values for those properties. Table 3.1 shows a sample of some data about works completed around the time of Shakespeare.
Tabular Data about Elizabethan Literature and Music
|1||As You Like It||Shakespeare||Play||1599|
|5||Astrophil and Stella||Sir Phillip Sidney||Poem||1590|
|6||Edward II||Christopher Marlowe||Play||1592|
|7||Hero and Leander||Christopher Marlowe||Poem||1593|