“With four parameters I can fit an elephant, and with five I can make him wiggle his trunk.” — John von Neumann
Related post: Occam’s razor and Bayes’ theorem
What was he getting at when he said this? That more variables means the model has less value?
Furry cows moo and decompress.
Sometimes Gauss is credited for this quote
I couldn’t find the Chemical Innovation article where Levenspiel published his elephant curve model though.
John D. Cook
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