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When you are analyzing data and you see something odd that may require explanation, what do you call it?

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d-glitch,

Are you talking about an outlier?

Cheers,
LHerrou
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It isn't outlier, or paradox, or artifact, or discrepancy.

I've probably heard it once a week for 20 years, but I can't think of it now.
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anomaly
 
 
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Bingo.  Anomaly is the word that's been eluding me for an hour.

Getting old is certainly interesting.

Thanks Robin.
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Yeah, Interesting. That's a nice word for it :)
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How about a glitch ? ;)
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