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n. a statistical method that uses interpolation to estimate an unknown value between two known values while minimizing prediction error. For example, a simple form of kriging could estimate that the unknown point halfway between two known points of 1 and 9 would be a value of 5. [Daniel Gerhardus Krige (1919–2003), South African geostatistician]

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June 18th 2024

upper hinge

upper hinge

the point in a distribution of values above which lie one fourth of the data and below which lie the other three fourths of the data. It is equivalent to the third quartile. Compare lower hinge.