TABLE 2

Evaluation of predictive accuracy of various scaling methods.


Method

Number of Times Most Quantitatively Predictive

Number of Times Least Quantitatively Predictive

Percentage of Correct Qualitative Prediction

Percentage of Incorrect Qualitative Predictions that were Overestimates
Three-species allometry 15 0 66.0 57.1
Rat and dog allometry 6 26 62.1 71.8
Rat and monkey allometry 16 38 64.1 62.2
Rat liver blood flow 24 29 66.0 71.4
Dog liver blood flow 9 9 66.0 77.1
Monkey liver blood flow 33 1 71.8 58.6
LBF rat + LBF dog 0 0 64.1 73.0
LBF rat + LBF monkey 0 0 67.0 67.6
LBF dog + LBF monkey
0
0
71.8
69.0