Cortona P 1991 Self-consistently determined properties of solids without band structure calculations Phys. Rev. B 44 8454 [Pg.2237]

The first step in developing a QSPR equation is to compile a list of compounds for which the experimentally determined property is known. Ideally, this list should be very large. Often, thousands of compounds are used in a QSPR study. If there are fewer compounds on the list than parameters to be fitted in the equation, then the curve fit will fail. If the same number exists for both, then an exact fit will be obtained. This exact fit is misleading because it fits the equation to all the anomalies in the data, it does not necessarily reflect all the correct trends necessary for a predictive method. In order to ensure that the method will be predictive, there should ideally be 10 times as many test compounds as fitted parameters. The choice of compounds is also important. For [Pg.243]

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