I hope the Computer Science section is the appropriate place to ask this question. I’m working on profiling some data sets and I am a bit tripped up on something, I was hoping I could get some assistance.
Part of my project is to determine whether some of my data is an integer and whether is a continuous or discrete quantity.
I understand that in a simple sense Discrete data is counted and Continuous data is measured. I also know Discrete Data can only take on certain values while Continuous Data can take on any values.
It seems that the size of a computer file (in bytes) could take on either of these descriptions because bytes are based on bits and are based on a power of 2 (which would make it discrete). However at the same time a file size could be Continuous because it could be of any size.
If anyone could help me out it would be greatly appreciated! Also if you are aware if I misunderstood something please let me know!