n.— «Mather smells a rat in all this tinkering, convinced it’s a statistical conspiracy, designed to show Scottish output in the best possible light, when once dominant sectors, like electronics mass assembly, wither away. He appears not to have noticed that such re-weighting (or chain-linking as it’s called in the number crunchers’ jargon) is in line with both UK statistical procedures for measuring growth and with best international practice.» —“It’s a question of inflating the numbers, Mr King” by Alf Young The Herald (Glasgow, Scotland) Nov. 2, 2006. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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