Friday, August 05, 2011

Occam’s Razor

In a previous post I wrote about a new quote I heard called “Hanlon’s Razor”.

Here is another one that I have liked for many years and actually used in a lot of my work (algorithm development), and its called Occam’s razor and which can be summarized as “the simplest explanation is most likely the correct one.”

Occam’s Razor: lex parsimoniae

translating to law of parsimony, law of economy or law of succinctness, is a principle that generally recommends, when faced with competing hypotheses that are equal in other respects, selecting the one that makes the fewest new assumptions.

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