I'm aware of the meaning of "be/have something to do with sth", which is

to be related to something or a cause of something but not in a way that you know about or understand exactly

A tutorial uses a similar phrase

this is all the data that has to do with this particular bubble.

I understand it means

this is all the data that is related to this particular bubble.

The question is whether it's clear and natural to say "has to do with" in this context?

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    I think it is contextually correct to use "has to do with" in the above mentioned sentence. Jul 31, 2020 at 14:03

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In short, yes.

It would (in my opinion) be more natural to say has to do with rather than related to. Having said that both are correct but related to is a slightly more formal way of saying it.

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