The Ultimate Data Glossary

Welcome to the Seer Data & Analytics ultimate data glossary. We have curated a variety of data definitions in this easy-to-use glossary to help communities and organisations navigate data terms.

# A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
There are currently 2 names in this directory beginning with the letter F.
F

File format
The particular structure used for encoding data in a computer file. File formats are usually identified by the file extension (e.g. .xlsx, .csv, .dbf). File formats may be proprietary or open (with a readily available specification or description of the format). Open file formats usually maximize the potential for reuse and longevity.

Forecast
A forecast is used to approximate a future figure. A forecast is determined by existing signals to approximate a future figure within a set range. Forecasts can be seen in machine learning models.