The Pitfalls of Data Smoothing

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach Since we’ve been discussing smoothing in datasets, I thought I’d repost something that Steve McIntyre had graciously allowed me to post on his amazing blog ClimateAudit back in 2008. —————————————————————————————– Data Smoothing and Spurious Correlation Allan Macrae has posted an interesting study at ICECAP. In the study he argues that the changes in…

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