Re: [S] This is more philo-statistical than S-Plus, but...

Dave Krantz (
Mon, 2 Mar 1998 17:29:03 -0500

There is always the old ploy about the earth being round.

One can only control a few hundred square miles, and within
that limited range, geological variation being what it is,
the relationship between distance and line-of-sight communication
is noisy and hard to determine; yet by using data from outside the
range in which one actually operates, one can arrive at an underlying
model with constant non-zero curvature that offers a useful baseline
for engineering...

Dave Krantz
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