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Paper: Spatial Models and Spatial Statistics for Astronomical Data
Volume: 77, Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems IV
Page: 319
Authors: Pasztor, L.; Toth, L. V.
Abstract: A statistical model is a convenient conceptual representation of an observed phenomenon. A statistical model represents the observations in term of random variables which can then be used for description, estimation, interpretation, and prediction based on Probability Theory. Interest in statistical methodology is increasing rapidly in the astronomical community. New questions arising from old and new technologies require new statistical models, and many of the new problems are spatial in nature. Spatial statistics is still a young discipline, the application of which is not yet widespread in the astronomical community.
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