las necesarias para obtenerlas

English translation: those necessary to derive them

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Spanish term or phrase:las necesarias para obtenerlas
English translation:those necessary to derive them
Entered by: peter jackson

10:03 Mar 11, 2018
Spanish to English translations [PRO]
Social Sciences - Mathematics & Statistics
Spanish term or phrase: las necesarias para obtenerlas
I am translating an article on the database used for an article I previously translated about traffic accident rates across the Spanish provinces. This particular expression is used twice and I am wondering if it means what I think it appears to mean "those needed to obtain them" or if perhaps las necesarias refers to observations or something else. It certainly seems to be referring back to "variables" ....

Al disponer de datos para un conjunto determinado de individuos (provincias) y de observaciones para éstos en un período de años definido (1999-2015) construimos la base de datos mediante datos de panel. Por ello, en las columnas expresamos cada una de las variables seleccionadas para la investigación principal o ***las necesarias para obtenerlas*** y en las filas recogimos las observaciones de cada provincia en los diferentes años del período de estudio.

La base de datos incluye, además, las diferentes variables independientes incluidas en la investigación principal así como *** las necesarias para obtener algunas de ellas.
peter jackson
Spain
Local time: 03:44
those necessary to derive them
Explanation:
You're right, it refers back to variables. "las necesarias" means "las variables necesarias". E.g., you might need the number of accidents in a given period and the length of that period in days to derive the number of accidents per day. Have you got a copy of these tables?
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Peter Clews
Spain
Local time: 03:44
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Many thanks.
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those necessary to derive them


Explanation:
You're right, it refers back to variables. "las necesarias" means "las variables necesarias". E.g., you might need the number of accidents in a given period and the length of that period in days to derive the number of accidents per day. Have you got a copy of these tables?

Peter Clews
Spain
Local time: 03:44
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Grading comment
Many thanks.

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Robin Levey: Yes - as per what I wrote in the discussion box some time ago.
1 hr
  -> Thanks, Robin. Really, you should have put in ths answer, not me.

agree  njweatherdon
14 hrs
  -> Thanks
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