# The virtues of frugality – why cosmological observers should release their data slowly

@article{Starkman2009TheVO, title={The virtues of frugality – why cosmological observers should release their data slowly}, author={Glenn D Starkman and R Trotta and Pascal M. Vaudrevange}, journal={Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society: Letters}, year={2009}, volume={401} }

Cosmologists will soon be in a unique position. Observational noise will gradually be replaced by cosmic variance as the dominant source of uncertainty in an increasing number of observations. We reflect on the ramifications for the discovery and verification of new models. If there are features in the full data set that call for a new model, there will be no subsequent observations to test that model's predictions. We give specific examples of the problem by discussing the pitfalls of model…

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