from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Any point in the movement of a mechanism where the motion is not constrained and where it is therefore possible for a part of the mechanism either to stand still or to take some other motion than that which is desired or intended.


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  • Recently, NCDC quietly scrapped USHCNv1 UHI scheme and replaced it with a new measurement of “homogeneity” which uses individual station data inflection points (AKA change-point analysis) that are viewed as biases needing adjustment, and then combining the HCN stations with one of perhaps several nearby COOP stations to create a “pairwise” SHAP (Station History Adjustment Program) algorithm.

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  • In contrast, no specific urban correction is applied in HCN version 2 because the change-point detection algorithm effectively accounts for any “local” trend at any individual station.

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  • This procedure, called change-point levelling, is illustrated in fig.E. 10.

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  • Homogeneity tests have been added to XLSTAT-Time to allow detecting a change-point in a time series (Pettitt, SNHT, Buishand and von Neumann tests).

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  • It will have to do it in the US, and LTE is too far out to be a logical change-point.

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  • We therefore employed a statistically principled change-point detection algorithm to identify the step-like transitions in the log intensity ratios across a transcription unit

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  • Any method for change-point detection, in this case applied to cryptic transcription, will have greater power to identify a transition event that is flanked on either side by a large number of microarray probes.

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  • Asymptotic estimation theory of change-point problems for time series regression models and its applications

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  • This state-space model-based analysis has a number of advantages over moving average or change-point analyses, including the ability to estimate confidence bounds for individual subjects and greater sensitivity to changes associated with learning

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