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Boolean data type

Boolean data type


I have a question concerning a Boolean data-type or Binary data. If it is represents in such type as 0 and 1 (True and False) in our data-frame so is there an aporia (it is numerical but categorical data)?
Also isn’t the grades in high school are not a categorical data?
Thank you in advance for the answering this question!

1 Answer

365 Team

Hi Louisa!

Boolean and Binary data are special cases of categorical data (with only 2 categories).

Grades in school can be either categorical or numerical.

If they are expressed as percentages (57%) or some other system it can be numerical.

However, if we have categories like A, B, C, D, E and F, that’s obviously categorical.

There are some systems where you can get a score out of 10 or 30. This can be considered either numerical or categorical depending on the case in question. More often you’ll see that as numerical, though.

The 365 Team