Chapter 1 Prerequisites

This book details synthetic population generation, or ‘synthpop’ generation, provides detailed methods and links (NOT YET PUBLISHED) to R Code to create your own synthpop using a combination of publicly available datasets. Please do not get this confused with Synth-Pop the British synthesizer movement, because, as Annie Lennox is quoted saying in the NYTimes in 1984:

“When you say ‘synth-pop,’ I immediately think of two guys with a synthesizer and a drum machine, and to me that’s boring.”