# How to reformulate 'honor the data'

I have written sentence like this

The resulting property models from cooperative inversion honor the geophysical data

My Professor wants me to reformulate the sentence, in particular he raised a concern about honor the data. Physical property models produced by cooperative inversion are in accord with data. How to do this?

• We'll be able to help you better if you elaborate more on what you'd like to express with this entire sentence, and especially what you mean by honor the data. Can you edit your question to include these details, please? Commented Mar 21, 2016 at 12:52
• An idiom of sorts I've heard a number of times is "follow the data" (presumably a twist on the detective story phrase "follow the evidence"). Commented Mar 21, 2016 at 12:59
• Your question seems to contain its own answer with "Physical property models produced by cooperative inversion are in accord with (the geophysical) data." Commented Mar 21, 2016 at 14:03
• ... Is highly correlated with the data, ... Has a correlation coefficient of <0.95> with the geophysical data.
– Jim
Commented Mar 22, 2016 at 1:09

General:

The resulting property models from cooperative inversion are in accord with the geophysical data.

or

The resulting property models from cooperative inversion reflect the geophysical data.

Mathematical, geometry angle:

The resulting property models from cooperative inversion are congruent with the geophysical data.

Mathematical, statistical angle (thank you, Jim):

The resulting property models from cooperative inversion are highly correlated with the geophysical data (p<.05).

I assume you mean that the geophysical data was used to construct the property models, so I would suggest:

The resulting property models from cooperative inversion are based on the geophysical data

or

The resulting property models from cooperative inversion are consistent with the geophysical data

If you mean that the property models result from cooperative inversion, I would re-word it as follows:

The property models resulting from cooperative inversion are consistent with the geophysical data

or

The property models resulting from cooperative inversion are based on the geophysical data

If word-count isn't an issue, I would unpack the sentence even more, and explain how you got from the geophysical data to the property model in two separate sentences.

The geophysical data was transformed through a series of cooperative inversions. These were used to produce the property models.