an innovation?

Dave Sanderman dave at SANDERMAN.ORG
Thu Feb 28 01:29:35 UTC 2008

> collaborator had obtained more responses than expected and now "have
> to do a lot of work sparsing out patterns" in the data.   Is anyone
> familiar with this, or willing to guess where it might have come
> from?  Maybe "parse" + something?  Or am I missing a more obvious
> source?
"making sparse", as in culling out seedlings that are too dense, reinforced
by "parse"?  both "sparse" and "parse" are used frequently in computer
science contexts, for what that's worth.  either way, how cool.
  dave sanderman -- dave at

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