Discussion on “Competition on Spatial Statistics for Large Datasets”

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Journal of Agricultural, Biological, and Environmental Statistics


The Competition on Spatial Statistics for Large Datasets ran in late 2020 and early 2021 and attracted several researchers in spatial statistics, including some in our group at the University of Wollongong, Australia. In this discussion paper, we first summarize our submission to the competition. We then discuss some aspects of the competition and give suggestions for future competitions with regard to the datasets and the assessment methods used.

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Australian Research Council



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