Rajesh Venkatachalapathy writes:
Recently, I had a conversation with a colleague of mine about the virtues of synthetic data and their role in data analysis. I think I’ve heard a sermon/talk or two where you mention this and also in your blog entries. But having convinced my colleague of this point, I am struggling to find good references on this topic.
I was hoping to get some leads from you.
If you want something in dead-tree style, see Section 8.1 of my book with Jennifer Hill, which came out in 2007.
Or, for some classic examples, there’s Bush and Mosteller with the “stat-dogs” in 1954, and Ripley with his simulated spatial processes from, ummmm, 1987 I think it was? Good stuff, all. We should be doing more of it.