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Dataset

Description

A dataset is a collection of data. In the context of databases a dataset represents the collection of entries in a database-table. In this table columns represent attributes and rows display the according values of the entries.


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Author: Weber Benno 10:18, 11 February 2016 (CET)

Example

A car dataset consists of 3 entries:

  1. Car A
  2. Car B
  3. Car C

For each of those cars the dataset includes information about the attributes:

  1. length
  2. weight
  3. color

The car names together with the attributes represent one dataset. A database can consist of several datasets. The car dataset could look like this:

name length[m] weight[kg] color
Car A 4.5 1234 blue
Car B 3.2 879 red
Car C 5.0 1000 blue


Terminology questions

  • What is an experiment? Do we have to re-define the term 'experiment', or distinguish various modalities in using the term?
~ Gnaiger Erich 06:11, 3 February 2016 (CET)
  • In order to avoid confusion I changed the given example of a dataset. It was not a well chosen example.
Weber Benno 10:21, 3 February 2016 (CET)