[Spambayes] statistical comparison of enviroment?
T.A.Meyer at massey.ac.nz
Fri Mar 7 11:02:36 EST 2003
> Alex> Aye. The problem, of course, is that we could start making
> Alex> spambayes so tricked-out that it'd be as slow as SpamAssassin. ;-)
> Not necessarily. If A and B prove to not be independent, we
> dump one and
> keep the other. In some situations, spambayes may actually
> perform fewer tricks, thus speeding it up.
I must say that this is one of the things that I think spambayes has really got right. TimP's insistance on only including the best option (via deathmatches :), and on not including anything unless testing proved that it helped, has, IMO, kept spambayes nice and neat.
(Which is not to say that more options shouldn't be examined - at least if they're in the archives, then if they are ever needed, the work is already done).
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