Difference between Discrete and Continuous Data




Distinguish, differentiate, compare and explain what is the difference between Discrete and Continuous Data. Comparison and Differences.

Difference between Discrete and Continuous Data

S.No. Discrete Data Continuous Data
1 A set of data is said to be discrete if the values belonging to the set are distinct and separate. A set of data is said to be continuous if the values belonging to the set can take on any value within a finite or infinite interval.
2 Refers to data with well-defined boundaries or in otherwise empty space. Values are distributed across a surface without interruption.
3 Can take on only integer values. Can take on any value.
4 Can be counted. Can be measured.
5 Can be represented in the form of digital signal. Can be represented in the form of an analog signal.
6 There is nothing in between There is always something in between.

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