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Originally Posted by yaser
2. If by distributed you mean is affected and affects different points, then yes. In slide 6, there is one , but it can be different 's a s well.

Each point on the thick curve is a combination of N gaussians, weighted by
. In the general case, most of the individual contributions are 0 due to the distance metrics as specified by the basis function. If
increases the method becomes even more "local", and therefore a parameter to be tuned.
I probably got confused by my own notation, where I have written that each of the 3 minor (grey) gaussians are
.
I hope I got it right... thanks!