EcoService Models Library (ESML)

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Variable values

If provided in the source documentation, ESML records maximum, minimum, central-tendency and/or other kinds of quantitative values for each variable. Having information about the numerical values associated with a predictor or response variable in a model application can assist a user in more fully appreciating the environmental context in which a model was applied. These variable values can be used as an aid in judging the similarity of the original modeling context to a new context of interest to the user. That is, quantitative values are provided only to assist the user in judging the transferability of the model. They are not intended as suggested values for a new application; setting of parameter values should be based on careful examination of original sources.