I am writing a report on statistics and data analysis. For some experiments I created intentionally some data which is not directly related to real world phenomena.
Which term is correct to describe such data: artificial data or synthetic data?
Is the data artificially created or synthetically created? Or are both adjectives synonyms?
I would call this “dummy data.”
From Wikipedia’s entry:
[D]ummy data is benign information that does not contain any useful data, but serves to reserve space where real data is nominally present. Dummy data can be used as a placeholder for both testing and operational purposes.