# Data Generation Task

A Data Generation Task is a generation task that requires the production of synthetic data records.

**AKA:**Synthetic Random Data Generation.**Context:**- It can be solved by a Data Generation System (that implements a data generation algorithm).
- It can require the simulation of a Data Generation Process.
- It can range from being a Numerical Data Generation Task to being a Categorical Data Generation Task to being a Hybrid Data Generation Task.

**Example(s):**- a Random Number Generation Task.
- create an 5-dimensional Identity Matrix Data Structure.

**Counter-Example(s):****See:**Data Masking, Simulation.

## References

### 2009

- (Gentle, 2009) ⇒ James E. Gentle. (2009). “Computational Statistics." Springer. ISBN:978-0-387-98143-7
- QUOTE: Many exercises require the student to generate artificial data. While such datasets may lack any apparent intrinsic interest, I believe that they are often the best for learning how a statistical method works. One of my firm beliefs is

*If I understand something, I can simulate it.*

- QUOTE: Many exercises require the student to generate artificial data. While such datasets may lack any apparent intrinsic interest, I believe that they are often the best for learning how a statistical method works. One of my firm beliefs is