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# data smoothing

The mathematical process of fitting a smooth curve to dispersed data points.

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• Data Smoothing — The use of an algorithm to remove noise from a data set, allowing important patterns to stand out. Data smoothing can be done in a variety of different ways, including random, random walk, moving average, simple exponential, linear exponential… …   Investment dictionary

• data smoothing algorithm — Stats a procedure for removing meaningless data from a sequence of observations so that a pattern can be detected …   The ultimate business dictionary

• Smoothing — In statistics and image processing, to smooth a data set is to create an approximating function that attempts to capture important patterns in the data, while leaving out noise or other fine scale structures/rapid phenomena. Many different… …   Wikipedia

• Data reduction — is the transformation of numerical or alphabetical digital information derived empirical or experimentally into a corrected, ordered, and simplified form. Columns and rows are moved around until a diagonal pattern appears, thereby making it easy… …   Wikipedia

• Smoothing spline — The smoothing spline is a method of smoothing, or fitting a smooth curve to a set of noisy observations.DefinitionLet (x i,Y i); i=1,dots,n be a sequence of observations, modeled by the relation E(Y i) = mu(x i). The smoothing spline estimate… …   Wikipedia

• data compression — Process of reducing the amount of data needed for storage or transmission of a given piece of information (text, graphics, video, sound, etc.), typically by use of encoding techniques. Data compression is characterized as either lossy or lossless …   Universalium

• smoothing methods — Stats procedures used in fitting a model to a set of statistical observations in a study, often by graphing the data to highlight its characteristics …   The ultimate business dictionary

• Exponential smoothing — is a technique that can be applied to time series data, either to produce smoothed data for presentation, or to make forecasts. The time series data themselves are a sequence of observations. The observed phenomenon may be an essentially random… …   Wikipedia

• Numerical smoothing and differentiation — An experimental datum value can be conceptually described as the sum of a signal and some noise, but in practice the two contributions cannot be separated. The purpose of smoothing is to increase the Signal to noise ratio without greatly… …   Wikipedia

• Consumption smoothing — is the economic concept used to express the desire of people for having a stable path of consumption. Since Milton Friedman s permanent income theory (1956) and Modigliani and Brumberg (1954) life cycle model, the idea that agents prefer a stable …   Wikipedia

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