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    robust with respect to

    Can we say: "X is robust with respect to Y" to mean that "changing Y weakly affects X"?

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    Re: robust with respect to

    I'm not sure what that means.
    In scientific studies, we prefer to say:

    -There is a directional relation between the two variables: if the first variable is changed, the second one will be modified accordingly.

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    Re: robust with respect to

    Quote Originally Posted by hanky View Post
    Can we say: "X is robust with respect to Y" to mean that "changing Y weakly affects X"?

    Thanks.
    Could you expand on this to say what X and Y are (or might be) or at least supply a context (for example, in economics 'inelastic' might possibly be used here instead of 'robust')? And does it matter whether the change in X is in the same direction as the change in Y (eg if Y increases, does X also increase even though ever so slightly?). Without knowing anything more, the best I can suggest is:

    Changes in Y have only a marginal impact on X.
    or
    Change in Y have a barely discernible impact on X.

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