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Laurin, M. (1998): The importance of global parsimony and historical bias in understanding tetrapod evolution.

Mechanically, maximum likelihood analysis functions much like parsimony analysis, in that trees are scored based on a character dataset, and the tree with the best score is

Various hypotheses have been proposed by skeptics to explain reports without the need to invoke non-parsimonious concepts such as intelligent extraterrestrial life forms.

Mr. Gauss speaks in platitudes, is ever protective of his dignity, and is parsimonious to a fault.

This has often been levelled as a criticism, since there is certainly error in estimating the most-parsimonious tree, and the method does not inherently include any means of establishing how sensitive its conclusions are to this error.

Ansett-ANA was profitable courtesy of government support, but also because of Reg Ansett's parsimonious ways.

This advent allowed trait theorists to create a comprehensive and parsimonious picture of previous leadership research rather than rely on the qualitative reviews of the past.

Even though the tank seems small at 16litres (3.52gal), with a fuel economy of almost 60mpg you can probably squeeze a parsimonious 200miles from a tankful.

Although Nigel picked up a rib injury which kept him out of a couple of games, he had another good season in 98-99, and Leeds had one of the most parsimonious defences in the league.

Secondly, we do not believe that there is an optimum set of parameter values, even with a model that is as parametrically parsimonious as TOpModeL and do not want to encourage the practice of automatic optimisation.

Of Turing's writings, leading Turing scholar Andrew Hodges said, "Alan Turing was parsimonious with his words and everything from his pen has special value.

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