Data and graphs

Data (singular: datum) are facts or information gathered for a purpose. Data can be represented in a variety of forms, using numbers, words, graphs, and more. For example, the sign shown below gives information, or data, regarding the movie being shown. The name of the movie and its rating are written in words and letters, while the times are shown in numbers.


Another aspect of data is statistics. Statistics is the branch of mathematics that provides us with tools for organizing, representing, analyzing, and interpreting data. Below is an example of a graph representing some data.

See also statistics.