[Ifeffit] Debye-Waller factors for MS paths

Bruce Ravel ravel at phys.washington.edu
Wed Jan 14 10:22:57 CST 2004

On Wednesday 14 January 2004 11:04 am, Kelly, Shelly D. wrote:
> Golden Rule:  You have to try A LOT of different models, always try to
> start with the simplest model and make it more complex as the data
> requires.

Shelly's response to Peter's question about sigma^2 values was great.
In particular I liked the snippet I quote above so much that I want to
be sure that everyone on the mailing list reads it again. ;-)

It would be difficult to overstate the wisdom of that sentence.

And it is applicable to every aspect of fitting data in general and of
using Ifeffit and Artemis in specific.


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