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the US Adult Income dataset-Term confused

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Date: Wed 25th Mar, 1:47pm
Summary: gasp
Hi everyone,
I am starting the project and I get confused when I try to understand the meaning of 
column that was given in the  adult-training.csv. There is a column name,fnlwgt, that 
represents final weight, which is the number of units in the target population that 
the responding unit represents. 
All I want to ask is: Is this "fnlwgt" like a id of a units in the target population.
Thanks for your time xD

the US Adult Income dataset-Term confused

Date: Sat 28th Mar, 2:31pm
Please correct me if I'm wrong but I believe that the data was used originally for machine learning training and the final weight column just shows how much the row shifted future decisions for their trained AI.

I doubt it would be a factor in business queries and is not a unique identifier.
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