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# What is the difference between continuous data and categorical data?

Categorical variables contain a finite number of categories or distinct groups. Categorical data might not have a logical order. Continuous variables are numeric variables that have an infinite number of values between any two values. A continuous variable can be numeric or date/time.

Just so, what is the difference between discrete continuous and categorical data?

There are three main types of variables: continuous variables can take any numerical value and are measured; discrete variables can only take certain numerical values and are counted; and categorical variables involve non-numeric groups or categories.

Beside above, what type of data is categorical? Categorical data: Categorical data represent characteristics such as a person's gender, marital status, hometown, or the types of movies they like. Categorical data can take on numerical values (such as “1” indicating male and “2” indicating female), but those numbers don't have mathematical meaning.

Keeping this in view, what is a continuous data?

continuous data is quantitative data that can be measured. • it has an infinite number of possible values within. a selected range e.g. temperature range. discrete data. • discrete data is quantitative data that can be counted.

What is the difference between nominal and ordinal data?

Nominal data is a group of non-parametric variables, while Ordinal data is a group of non-parametric ordered variables. Although, they are both non-parametric variables, what differentiates them is the fact that ordinal data is placed into some kind of order by their position.

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