“Data” (plural of “datum”) refers to information. The information can be gathered, stored or presented in any form – numbers, text, video, images, charts…

Mathematically, data handling is the interpretation of information, including averages and probability. Computationally, data processing is the collection and manipulation of items of data to produce meaningful information. Leading on from this, data analysis is the process of inspecting data with the aim of discovering useful information, drawing conclusions and
using this to inform decision-making…

 

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