What is the difference between categorical and numerical data?

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categorical data is data that can be assigned to distinct non-overlapping categories. ex: What cell phone provider do you use? response: {Telus, Bell Aliant, Telus, Bell Aliant, Rogers,Rogers,Koodo, Rogers, Telus Rogers} The responses to question one
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Numerical data are numbers that correspond to some
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They can be the same because categorical data is a type of non-numeric data. However, they are not synonyms because not all non-numeric data is categorical! There are 2 types of non-numeric
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Categorical or discrete data is a type of data that can be easily quantified because its units of measurement cannot be split up. E.G. number of children. You cannot have 1.2 children
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