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'''Data analysis''' is the act of transforming '''[[data]]''' with the aim of [[Extraction|extracting]] useful [[information]] and facilitating [[conclusions]]. Depending on the type of data and the question, this might include application of [[Statistics|statistical]] methods, [[curve fitting]], selecting or discarding certain subsets based on specific [[criterion|criteria]], or other techniques. Data [[Visualization (graphic)|visualization]] is sometimes an important part of data analysis, especially in the case of [[explorative data analysis]].
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'''Data analysis''' is the act of transforming '''[[data]]''' with the aim of [[Extraction|extracting]] useful [[information]] and facilitating [[conclusions]].
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Depending on the type of data and the question, this might include application of [[Statistics|statistical]] methods, [[curve fitting]], selecting or discarding certain subsets based on specific [[criterion|criteria]], or other techniques.
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Data [[Visualization (graphic)|visualization]] is sometimes an important part of data analysis, especially in the case of [[explorative data analysis]].
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A special case is the [[Data analysis (information technology)|data analysis in information technology audits]].
 
   
 
==See also==
 
==See also==
 
*[[Scientific computing]]
 
*[[Scientific computing]]
 
*[[Data acquisition]]
 
*[[Data acquisition]]
*[[Analytics]]
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*[[Business intelligence]]
 
   
 
[[Category:Statistics]]
 
[[Category:Statistics]]

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Data analysis is the act of transforming data with the aim of extracting useful information and facilitating conclusions.

Depending on the type of data and the question, this might include application of statistical methods, curve fitting, selecting or discarding certain subsets based on specific criteria, or other techniques.

Data visualization is sometimes an important part of data analysis, especially in the case of explorative data analysis.


See also

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