"Eyeball analysis of data" is sort of a slang phrase to mean the act of plotting a data set and observing its various peaks and slews and understanding its general behaviour.

I would be grateful if someone can tell me the Japanese equivalent of this expression.


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The closest one would be:


It means the act of measuring with the eye. Reference:英辞郎(dictionary)

You can use it like this: 目測で線を引く=draw line by eyeballing it.

It is often used in occasions like "eyeball the distance・height・length・(any measurable quality)" etc.

Practical usage proof(Japanese site):米倉研究室 | Yonekura Lab.

  • Yep I just confirmed I am correct: link
    – ed9w2in6
    Jul 26, 2017 at 9:47
  • Can someone tell me why my answer is downvoted? 目測 is definitely the word for it.
    – ed9w2in6
    Jul 26, 2017 at 13:30
  • If your problem is with it being a verb (although its the same), I have just fixed it.
    – ed9w2in6
    Jul 26, 2017 at 13:49

I might be wrong but I feel like the term 「目視検査」might be applicable here. If anyone else have a better alternative I would welcome your answers.

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    It is usually used in occasions like "check for defects with the eye"
    – ed9w2in6
    Jul 26, 2017 at 9:32
  • It CANNOT be used to represent the idea of "getting information through estimation with the eye"
    – ed9w2in6
    Jul 26, 2017 at 9:51
  • Its meaning is closer to: "Inspection with the eye"
    – ed9w2in6
    Jul 26, 2017 at 9:52
  • Ok I understand your point.
    – Kanmani
    Jul 26, 2017 at 23:38

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