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# What is data reduction?

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###### May 20, 2012 2:26PM

It is the transformation of numerical or alphabetical digital information derived empirical or experimentally into a corrected, ordered, and simplified form [computer science]

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### Statistics may be regarded as the study of the reduction of the data?

The answer is generally no. I note there is no hard and fast
definition of the field of statistics. The definition of the field
or discipline of statistics is not to reduce the number of values
in the set of collected data. An objective of statistics is to
characterize or add meaning to the collected data, through
calculated values of the data. In this sense, statistics summarizes
the data.