discrete variable


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discrete variable

n.
A variable that assumes only values in a discrete set, such as the integers.
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The first three chapters cover initial-value problems, and boundary-value problems solved using discrete variable methods or finite element methods, for ordinary differential equations.
Two reasons may explain why their results are different: the larger number of patients and the fact that the length of stay was entered as a discrete variable in their analysis.
UVAROV, Classical Orthogonal Polynomials of a Discrete Variable, Springer, Berlin, 1991.
Therefore, the analysis focuses on two measures of youth employment: A discrete variable measures whether the respondent reported any jobs; a count variable measures the number of hours the respondent worked per week.
Instead, the probability derivative for each discrete variable is calculated using a one-unit change in that variable, holding the other discrete variables at their mean.
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