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In Science, Sometimes The Answer Is "No" [Nov. 16th, 2011|10:40 pm]
I have been doing the research for my poster at AGU. (Which is in *gulp* a bit less than three weeks? Yikes!)

Last year I concluded (somewhat to my surprise) that if you're interpolating our model data onto a different grid, it is actually worth using a fancy-pants statistical method based on math complicated enough that you have to use someone else's code, rather than the a boring straightforward method with math you can actually wrap your brain around.

This year, I'm investigating whether it makes a difference if you use the fancy-pants method with the added bells and whistles (separate land/water interpolation and elevation as a covariate (okay, so it's just one bell and one whistle)), versus the plain old vanilla fancy-pants. I mean, it certainly makes the pictures look a lot more detailed, right?

So far the answer is shaping up to be... no, not really.

[User Picture]From: flwyd
2011-11-17 06:33 am (UTC)
I'm imagining a big white poster with an 18-inch font that says "Nope."
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[User Picture]From: dcseain
2011-11-17 07:14 am (UTC)
I think the most likely answer is 'almost never, but there are limited [but hard to define] circumstances in which it quite possibly may'. So effectively, Nah, not really.
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From: toosuto
2011-11-17 03:10 pm (UTC)

That's all I got...
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From: detailbear
2011-11-17 06:00 pm (UTC)
Will you be uploading it as an e-poster, too?
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[User Picture]From: dr_tectonic
2011-11-21 01:57 am (UTC)
Eventually, yup! I will try to remember to post a link.
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[User Picture]From: annlarimer
2011-11-17 06:40 pm (UTC)
Because addition is commutative!
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[User Picture]From: dr_tectonic
2011-11-21 01:56 am (UTC)
Base eight is just like base ten, really... if you're missing two fingers!
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[User Picture]From: jofish22
2011-11-17 08:04 pm (UTC)
wanna come see us?! (wanna spare room?)
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[User Picture]From: dr_tectonic
2011-11-21 01:54 am (UTC)
Ooo, yes lovely!
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