Back with a bang!

“Guess who’s back, guess who’s back,….”

Those are the wise words delivered by the biggest music star of my childhood – Eminem. And like Eminem, I am also back working again (in the office!). And with a pleasant surprise. My paper on choosing between gaussian simulation and multiple-point geostatistical simulation has now been published in the paginated issue. The research tries to provide insight to how information content of ones data can inform the process of choosing which modeling tool should be applied in a given case. It attracted some nice attention at the recent geostats conference, where the question was also flipped by the brilliant Mohan Srivastava who asked whether one could also consider what kind of data information would be required if one had already decided in advance the modeling technique to be used. Interesting question, but I assume it is more relevant for most people to decide on a modeling tool once the data is collected and not prior to it. But maybe in the future one could imagine that data is collected in accordance with a preferred modeling technique? Could be nice.

Anyway, the paper is open-source and the link is here