Massive data sets: problems and possibilities with application to environmental modeling
Massive data sets are not unlike small to large data sets in at least one respect, namely it is essential to know their context before one starts an analysis. That context will almost certainly dictate the types of analyses attempted. However, the sheer size of a massive data set may challenge and, ultimately, defeat a statistical methodology that was designed for smaller data sets. This paper discusses the resulting problems and possibilities generally and, more specifically, considers applications to environmental monitoring data
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