Re: [R] What does LOESS stand for?

From: Peter Neuhaus <pneuhaus_at_pneuhaus.de>
Date: Mon, 31 May 2010 17:44:02 +0200

Thanks a lot...

... makes it a bit difficult to explain, though...

Peter

Quoting Joris Meys <jorismeys_at_gmail.com>:

> This is the paper on which the loess algorithm is based in general:
> http://www.econ.pdx.edu/faculty/KPL/readings/cleveland88.pdf
>
> The explanation about the origin of the term LOESS is given on page 597.
>
> Cheers
> Joris
>
> On Mon, May 31, 2010 at 11:33 AM, Peter Neuhaus <pneuhaus_at_pneuhaus.de>wrote:
>
>> Dear R-community,
>>
>> maybe someone can help me with this:
>>
>> I've been using the loess() smoother for quite a while now, and for
>> the matter of documentation I'd like to resolve the acronym LOESS.
>> Unfortunately there's no explanation in the help file, and I didn't
>> get anything convincing from google either.
>>
>> I know that the predecessor LOWESS stands for "Locally Weighted
>> Scatterplot Smoothing". But what does LOESS stand for, specifically?
>> "Locally Weighted Exponential Scatterplot Smoothing"? As far as
>> I understand LOESS is still a local polynomial regression, so that
>> would probably make no sense.
>>
>> Any help appreciated!
>>
>> Thanks in advance,
>>
>> Peter
>>
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