# Statistics - Discrete Variable

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## 1 - About

A discrete variable can only have values at specific values. See: Logical Data Modeling - Domain (Permitted value set)

A time can also be discrete. Discrete_time_and_continuous_time

## 2 - Articles Related

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## 3 - Discrete and

### 3.1 - Type of Variable

- numerical variables can be discrete. For instance, an integer is a discrete data type. The number of person on the planet must be a whole number.
- All categorical variables are discrete.

### 3.2 - Continuous

Any-time you measure a variable that can only be measured in discrete values, you are using a variable that is not truly continuous.