Discrete or Attribute data
Any data measurements that are not
quantified on an infinitely divisible numeric scale. Includes items like
counts, proportions, ratios, or percentage of a characteristics, (i.e.
sex, loan forms, department attendance, etc.) that have measurements
or fail, leak or no leak, small, medium, or large, go or no go tests.
Can also be and is referred to as attribute
This type of data may be used with control
charts such as p charts, (percent defective
charts), among others.
The opposite of variable
data. Variable data type have real numbers in the measurement like
2.34, 2.55, etc. (i.e. data that can be measured on a continuous scale)
We have a free and commercial six sigma
products to help you in these calculations for these data types.
See the free
Cpk calculator and the commercial
Cpk calculator for more details.