Experimental statistics

Experiments on big data

In this section, results of experiments on Big Data are available, characterised by the use of non-official sources.

The use of data scanner to estimate prices of products, for example, seems to open the way for replacing traditional sources with Big Data sources.

Another example of experimentation is the use of mobile phones data to study people movements on the territory, in different time slots and days of the week. The analysis of such data makes it possible to classify population movements, from those of commuters to other more occasional, thus obtaining important and timely information on mobility, useful for managing transport infrastructures.

Furthermore, Istat is studying the possibility of using data from online job search archives to improve estimation models of important labour market indicators, as the unemployment rate.

Most of the experiments on big data are available in Italian language only.

Latest releases

Social Mood on Economy Index

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12 March 2024 Experimental statistic

Morphometric indices to describe Italian territory

To enrich the information assets of the geographic layers produced by Istat, it is proposed an experimentation based on the calculation of some statistical indices […]
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09 November 2023 Experimental statistic

TERRA (imporT ExpoRt netwoRk Analysis)

TERRA (imporT ExpoRt netwoRk Analysis) is a tool built to enable exploratory analysis of open data from Eurostat sources on international trade through dynamic and […]
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05 October 2023 Experimental statistic

Experimental statistic: Municipal demographic projections

Demographic projections aim to study the probable future of a population in terms of total size and structural components. This kind of product is used […]
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