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Data Science

This guide is designed to support the Data Science major, jointly offered by the Department of Computer Science and the Department of Statistics

What is a dataset?

There are a number of definitions of the term "dataset." Many books and articles use the term without defining it, as if it is self-explanatory. Data-Planet defines "dataset" as "A collection of related data items, eg, the responses of survey participants." (Data-Planet 2015). The Cambridge Dictionary of Statistics (4th Edition - 2006) defines a "data set" as a "general term for observations and measurements collected during any type of scientific investigation."

Sources for datasets