Scientific Terminology -- I am having a senior moment.

Posted on 2008-10-09
Last Modified: 2012-08-13
When you are analyzing data and you see something odd that may require explanation, what do you call it?

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lherrou earned 100 total points
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Are you talking about an outlier?

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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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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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