This decrease was statistically significant because the data in that study weren't as variable.
The data flow would seem to support a decent—possibly good—holiday shopping season.
I have repeatedly asked top executives to look at that data and offer some justification for that apparent bureaucratic bloat.
Weighted at 35 percent, with 2010 data from US News & World Report.
The data are not necessarily falsified, but nor are they meaningful.
But, as I have said, our data do not relate to some especial other world.
If his data were correct—and he was certain that they were—he had found his strike.
In some instances, where data were limited, the results are more or less an estimate.
Besides, the data for such a volume are for the most part wanting.
We have not the data necessary for obtaining anything like precise laws.
1640s, plural of datum, from Latin datum "(thing) given," neuter past participle of dare "to give" (see date (n.1)). Meaning "transmittable and storable computer information" first recorded 1946. Data processing is from 1954.
data, data processing, jargon
/day't*/ (Or "raw data") Numbers, characters, images, or other method of recording, in a form which can be assessed by a human or (especially) input into a computer, stored and processed there, or transmitted on some digital channel. Computers nearly always represent data in binary.
Data on its own has no meaning, only when interpreted by some kind of data processing system does it take on meaning and become information.
For example, the binary data 01110101 might represent the integer 117 or the ASCII lower case U character or the blue component of a pixel in some video. Which of these it represents is determined by the way it is processed (added, printed, displayed, etc.). Even these numbers, characters or pixels however are still not really information until their context is known, e.g. my bank balance is £117, there are two Us in "vacuum", you have blue eyes.