from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Of or pertaining to a spline.
  • adjective a machine tool for cutting grooves, key seats, or slots; a slotting machine.

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  • verb Present participle of spline.


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  • In addition to the one shown earlier, here is another example of splining.

    Wolfram Blog : The Wolfram Demonstrations Project Goes 7 2008

  • Here, one finds matrices that add unexplained numbers to recent temperatures and subtract them from older temperatures (these numbers are hard-programmed in), splining observational data to model data, and other smoking guns, all showing that they were doing what was necessary to get the answers that the IPCC wanted, not the answers that the data held.

    Watts Up With That? John A 2009

  • One of my co-workers is in the last stages of producing a data-splining program that he’s going to make open-source.

    Two New Items on Data Access « Climate Audit 2006


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