Method of bins

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A data reduction procedure by which test data are grouped into wind speed intervals (bins).

For each bin, the number of samples and sum of parameter samples are recorded.

The average parameter value within each wind speed bin can then be evaluated.

(This is a general technique applicable to a variety of parameters).

Please note that this is the term as it stands in the original IALA Dictionary edition (1970-1989)

International Association of Marine Aids to Navigation and Lighthouse Authorities - AISM