What are some differences between continuous and discrete data? Can you give some examples of each from your industry?© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com October 9, 2019, 11:58 pm ad1c9bdddf
A type of data is discrete if there are only a finite number of values possible or if there is a space on the number line between each 2 possible values. That is discrete data only take on particular values and no values in between.
Discrete data jump from one value to the next without covering every value in between. Grade level is one example. You can be in the 3rd grade or the 4th grade, but there is no 3.7126th ...
The solution discusses the differences between continuous and discrete data with examples.