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Subject: Re: Zappa Report

Author: Roger D Davis

Date: 10:47:15 12/30/05

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On December 30, 2005 at 13:02:43, Ingo Althofer wrote:

 in case of linear evaluation functions with lots
>of terms there is always a small subset of the terms
>such that this set with the right parameters is
>almost as good as the full evaluation function.

The whole multivariate approach to the social sciences, of which multiple linear
regression is an example, is based on the same assumption.

Parsimony rules.


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