[R] What does LOESS stand for?
dwinsemius at comcast.net
Mon May 31 17:52:56 CEST 2010
On May 31, 2010, at 11:44 AM, Peter Neuhaus wrote:
> Thanks a lot...
> ... makes it a bit difficult to explain, though...
We drink no wine before its time. Somewhat like trying to explain
splines to non-technical types:
> 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
>> 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,
David Winsemius, MD
West Hartford, CT
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