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DIFFERENCES BETWEEN DATA AND INFORMATION

Computer-Studies

DATA AND INFORMATION

DATA AND INFORMATION WHAT ARE DATA AND INFORMATION? Data are raw facts. This means that when facts are collected about people, places, items, and events, animal and so on, data is obtained. Therefore data can be said to be the raw materials for producing information. Information is referred to as processed data, i.e. data that has gone through processing.   TYPES OF DATA Numeric: made up of only numbers e.g. 2013. Alphanumeric: made up of letters and numbers e.g. S.S.1A Pictorial: pictures, charts, drawings, videos, etc. Symbolic: Made up of special characters e.g. ;,:,<,>, etc. Boolean/Decision: in form of yes or no, True or False, 1 or 0.   WHAT IS DATA PROCESSING? Data processing is the conversion of DATA to INFORMATION.    DATA    →     PROCCESSING     →     INFORMATION   ILLUSTRATION Given that A = 3 and B = 7 {3 and 7 are data representing letters A and B}. Evaluate.… Read More »DATA AND INFORMATION

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