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CATEGORICAL DISTRIBUTION

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French Equivalent: Distribution qualitative nominale

Definition:
A distribution is said to be categorical if the data are sorted into categories according to some qualitative description rather than by a numerical variable.

Source Publication:
A Dictionary of Statistical Terms, 5th edition, prepared for the International Statistical Institute by F.H.C. Marriott. Published for the International Statistical Institute by Longman Scientific and Technical.

Statistical Theme: Methodological information (metadata)

Created on Sunday, May 19, 2002