principle of parsimony


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Noun1.principle of parsimony - the principle that entities should not be multiplied needlessly; the simplest of two competing theories is to be preferred
principle, rule - a rule or law concerning a natural phenomenon or the function of a complex system; "the principle of the conservation of mass"; "the principle of jet propulsion"; "the right-hand rule for inductive fields"
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This model is built to avoid too high order in ARCH models that are based on the principle of parsimony or choose a simple model, so it will ensure the variance is always positive.
Finally, the best model has been chosen among all candidate models based on the model fitting statistics, the accuracy of the classification results, and the validity of the model assumptions, and the principle of parsimony.
Animal economy' is the specific structure of organisms, while one would also understand the principle of parsimony as a kind of economy of thought, that is, rationality governed by principles of effectiveness.
The Franciscan Friar William of Occam said it best about 700 years ago in the form of the principle of parsimony, which we now know as Occam's Razor.
recognizes the principle of parsimony, leaves substantial scope for the

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