[R] What does LOESS stand for?
pneuhaus at pneuhaus.de
Mon May 31 17:44:02 CEST 2010
Thanks a lot...
... makes it a bit difficult to explain, though...
Quoting Joris Meys <jorismeys at gmail.com>:
> This is the paper on which the loess algorithm is based in general:
> The explanation about the origin of the term LOESS is given on page 597.
> On Mon, May 31, 2010 at 11:33 AM, Peter Neuhaus <pneuhaus at pneuhaus.de>wrote:
>> Dear R-community,
>> maybe someone can help me with this:
>> I've been using the loess() smoother for quite a while now, and for
>> the matter of documentation I'd like to resolve the acronym LOESS.
>> Unfortunately there's no explanation in the help file, and I didn't
>> get anything convincing from google either.
>> I know that the predecessor LOWESS stands for "Locally Weighted
>> Scatterplot Smoothing". But what does LOESS stand for, specifically?
>> "Locally Weighted Exponential Scatterplot Smoothing"? As far as
>> I understand LOESS is still a local polynomial regression, so that
>> would probably make no sense.
>> Any help appreciated!
>> Thanks in advance,
>> R-help at r-project.org mailing list
>> PLEASE do read the posting guide
>> and provide commented, minimal, self-contained, reproducible code.
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