Here's a description of each column in the dataset:

Year -- The year the data in the row is for

What does "for" mean? Acually,"the year the date" hard to understand too. I guess it means "the data in the row shows as the Year is stand for the year. Any explanation is helpful,thinks.

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The "for" is a preposition and, in this sense, it means "belonging to". As a non sequitur, I know a lot of people treat "data" as a singular noun, but I still hearken to "data" as the plural of the singular noun "datum", but I know I'm in the minority here. Suffice it to say, I would translate it this way:

"The year the data in the row are for" = "The data in the row are for this year" = "The data in the row belong to this year"

  • wonderful answer,is it uses to emphasize the noun by putting preposition at the end of the sentence?
    – Руfarmer
    Commented Jan 7, 2018 at 8:00
  • Well, it's a subordinate clause, but lots of prepositions go at the end, especially in questions: "Who(m) are you talking to?" "How long are you here for?" In subordinate clauses, here are some examples: "I don't know what this is for." "what this is for" = "this is for what"; "This is the the painting that I was talking about." "that I was talking about" = "I was talking about that (painting)."
    – Nick
    Commented Jan 7, 2018 at 16:59

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