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January 8, 2005

Knack of Geographers

Geographers have a wonderful knack of making simplest ideas sound complicated. Kriging is nothing more than linear interpolation through space.

Comment by Sun: It is probably true about the author's feeling to geographers in consdieration of the KISS principle, i.e., Keep It Simple Statistician or Keep It Stupidly Simple. However, it is definitely wrong to cite Kriging as an example. It is a French Geologist and a South African mining engineer who invented this interpolation method and Kriging is named after the engineer.

-- Michael J. Crawley, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, UK
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