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Are

Method A is used in preference to Method B.

and

Method A is used in favor of Method B.

synonymous (always)? Which one is actually used in each case?

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  • Neither flows well, the second not really making sense. – bib Jun 29 '14 at 2:24
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No, they are not equivalent.

Neither makes much sense out of context, but the latter would more correctly be "Ordinary moments are disused in favor of central moments" -- "in favor of" generally indicates that the shift is toward what follows it, whereas you seem to be trying to say that the shift is toward central moments.

Whatever they are.

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