The mathematical definition of a **model** is a process that generates data.

Was this the thinking followed by dbt by using this term?

The mathematical definition of a **model** is a process that generates data.

Was this the thinking followed by dbt by using this term?

I couldn’t get Google to give me anything like “a process that generates data” as a definition for `mathematical model`

, `model mathematics`

etc.

Models were named before I started using dbt, but I imagine it came from the result of *data modeling*:

Data modeling is the process of analyzing and defining all the different data your business collects and produces, as well as the relationships between those bits of data