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Discovered by accident

Some discoveries are made by accident. The wrong road brought a beautiful view. An arbitrary book from the library gave a great, new insight. A procedure was suddenly understood in a discussion with colleagues during a poster session. In a physical experiment a failure in controlling the circumstances showed a surprising phenomenon. Children playing with…

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What is new in PRTools

In the recent PRTools updates of September 2012 (4.2.2) November 2012 (4.2.3) and January 2013 (4.2.4) a number of tools have been added and changed of which not everybody might be aware. Here we will pay more attention to them and give some background information about their use. It concerns some new classifiers, the handling…

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PRTools: building blocks for pattern recognition

In science knowledge grows from new observations. Pattern recognition aims to contribute to this process in a systematic way. How is this organized in PRTools? What are the building blocks and how are they glued together? Do they constitute a sprawl or an interesting castle?           The most simple place where…

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PRTools History

Scientists should build their own instruments. Or at least, be able to open, investigate and understand the tools they are using. If, however, the tools are provided as a black box there should be a manual or literature available that fully explains the ins and outs. In principle, scientists should be able to create their…

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