[R] Simple question on binning data
Frank E Harrell Jr
f.harrell at Vanderbilt.Edu
Sat May 15 04:18:48 CEST 2010
On 05/14/2010 07:35 PM, kMan wrote:
> Wow! This definitely contributed to my evening.
> If you could indulge, I would like some clarification on this matter of
> binning and distortion, particularly wrt time series (perhaps related to
> long-memory processes?). I had thought binning was standard practice in
> spectral analysis and ANPOW.
> Bert is correct. Binning is seldom needed and usually distorts. It is the
> statistical equivalent of a former governor from Alaska.
My experience in time series is limited so I'll defer to others.
Frank E Harrell Jr Professor and Chairman School of Medicine
Department of Biostatistics Vanderbilt University
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