Reply to “On the Harker variation diagrams; …” by J.A. Cortés. (English) Zbl 1178.86018

Concerns the comment [ibid. 41, 7, 817–828 (2009; Zbl 1178.86017)] to J. Aitchison and J. Egozcue [Math. Geol. 37, No. 7, 829–850 (2005; Zbl 1177.86017)].


86A32 Geostatistics
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