


French
Equivalent: Interpolation 
Definition: 
The use of a formula to estimate an intermediate data value.

Context: 
A common example is the quarterly estimation of output of nonprofit institutions serving households (NPISH) from annual national accounts. A quarterly pattern for interpolation may be derived:
 from previous (discontinued) survey data;
 from proxy variables;
 as a smooth mathematical function.

Source
Publication: 
The International Statistical Institute, “The Oxford Dictionary of Statistical Terms”, edited by Yadolah Dodge, Oxford University Press, 2003.

Statistical
Theme: Methodological information (metadata) 
Glossary
Output Segments: 
SDMX

Created
on Monday, August 19, 2002 
Last
updated on Thursday, August 11, 2005 












