propagated error

propagated error

[′präp·ə‚gād·əd ′er·ər]
(computer science)
An error which takes place in one operation and spreads through succeeding operations.
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In order to estimate the propagated error in the data on the geopotential coefficients, Pavlis and Saleh (2004) used the discredited integral formulas as a functional relation between the obtained data (e.
Attacking a widely propagated error, Woods insists that the three-fifths clause in the Constitution wasn't a slur aimed at blacks but a device crafted to hold down the power of the slave states by watering down its population claims.
I find the log exceedingly helpful there, as when I see many propagated errors, and an incorrect level of variables and/or observations, I immediately know that extra data or unincluded factor levels were popping up.