Painting Monets

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The concept for this entry comes from a presentation by Jeffrey Runge.  While practicing a talk at GMRI in front of a small audience, Jeff brought up an interesting analogy for modeling.  He explained that modeling is like impressionistic painting.

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There are many ways to interpret the past and the future.  Models (whether ecosystem, population dynamics, or couple natural and human interactions) are an attempt to portray past time periods and predict future ones.  Jeff describes models with, "Their predictions will not be precise, but more like impressions, but with enough information to discern whether the future state is like a sunny day on the seascoast or a smoggy day in an industrial harbor."  I thought it was a very cool way of describing what a lot of us are working toward.  Beautiful!


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This page contains a single entry by Dom Fitzpatrick published on November 16, 2011 7:02 PM.

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