Data Types

This lesson will introduce the learner to the different data types in which data can exist.

Introduction to Data types

Data is basically raw information. It can be in any form. We will look at data from the perspective of a data scientist who is going to clean and analyze the data. We need to know in what form the data is present to analyze it properly and apply different statistical methods on it. To a data scientist, data can take two basic forms:

  • Numerical
  • Categorical

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