data manipulation

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data manipulation

[′dad·ə mə‚nip·yə‚lā·shən]
(computer science)
The standard operations of sorting, merging, input/output, and report generation.

data manipulation

Processing data.
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Most of those inadvertent errors, it seems, result from the abuse or misuse of statistics, the mathematical methods used to test hypotheses and draw inferences from data.
Anna Finkelstein 988 parents in Kirklees fined for holidaying during term time First, the appalling misuse of statistics, most children who fail at school do not do so because of absence caused by a week or two off to go on holiday.
With his co-author, family health nurse Margaret Stephenson Meere, Dr Wren reviews the history of HRT, provides an overview of HRT and the development of oral contraception and examines the use and misuse of statistics in research.
As public alarm is usually fomented by the misuse of statistics, mathematician Matt Briggs will speak on "Statistical Follies and Epidemiology.
J HAMPTON is at it again with his misuse of statistics to try and justify his love of all things Labour (Letters, June 4).
The use and misuse of statistics are growing concerns for all real property professionals.
I feel very annoyed about that sort of misuse of statistics.
But Sipe himself provides a classic example of the misuse of statistics when he writes, "Twenty priest deaths would be sufficient to establish a ratio of HIV infection greater than that of the armed services -- 2 per 10,000 -- in a group of males of somewhat similar ages.
As we testified on June 3, however, the Institute is concerned about the flaws in and the potential misuse of statistics relating to the tax pp.
While unsatisfying, knowing the truth will not only help avoid the misuse of statistics, but also help IT decision makers derive staffing levels that are ideal for their unique IT organizations.
He is at work on a new book (rumored to be a more extensive take on the use and misuse of statistics in science).
This month's BIMBO contains 28 examples to learn from: 14 classic BIMBOs, several examples of 'inverted speech,' an example of the misuse of statistics from the American Trucking Association, a number of examples where the speaker or translation just didn't get it right, the usual example of a lawyer inadvertently destroying his own client .