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Degrees of freedom

Degrees of freedom

in statistics, the number of independent comparisons that can be made between the members of a sample (e.g., subjects, test items and scores, trials, conditions); in a contingency table it is on e less than the number of row categories multiplied by one less than the number of column categories.

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Re: Camouflage in nature

... selection applied to camouflage will not work in a system with multiple degrees of freedom – the benchmark creature should not alter its qualities (or at least shouldn’t do it ...

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by Gavin
Sun Nov 13, 2011 3:31 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Camouflage in nature
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Re: Camouflage in nature

... selection applied to camouflage will not work in a system with multiple degrees of freedom – the benchmark creature should not alter its qualities (or at least shouldn’t do it ...

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by Nick7
Sat Nov 12, 2011 7:36 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Camouflage in nature
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Re: Camouflage in nature

... characteristics in a constantly changing system with numerous degrees of freedom . Why couldn't multiple camouflage characteristics develop if they all independently ...

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by Gavin
Fri Nov 11, 2011 9:36 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Camouflage in nature
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Re: Camouflage in nature

... of years…. provided that we are dealing with the model with 1 degree of freedom (only the bug is allowed to alter its numerous qualities). What if ... many), like an Indonesian mimic octopus (now that system has numerous degrees of freedom) since the octopus has to constantly catch up with a bunch ...

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by Nick7
Fri Nov 11, 2011 8:13 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Camouflage in nature
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Re: Camouflage in nature

... we have the dependency, the system (bug – specific tree) with multiple degrees of freedom. Co-evolution. Nature contains many examples of plant-plant, animal-animal, animal-plant, ...

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by Gavin
Fri Nov 11, 2011 2:44 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Camouflage in nature
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