dataset [English]

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n. (also data set) ~ A collection of information elements (data), especially structured in a table of rows and columns.

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  • Wikipedia (†387 s.v. data set): A collection of data. Most commonly a data set corresponds to the contents of a single database table, or a single statistical data matrix, where every column of the table represents a particular variable, and each row corresponds to a given member of the data set in question. The data set lists values for each of the variables, such as height and weight of an object, for each member of the data set. Each value is known as a datum. The data set may comprise data for one or more members, corresponding to the number of rows. The term data set may also be used more loosely, to refer to the data in a collection of closely related tables, corresponding to a particular experiment or event.


  • Pasik and Sahoo 2013 (†640 p.28-29): Another related cost disadvantage of the cloud for our application is that much of the historical data must be stored so it can be used for charting and analysis tools. This dataset can go back 20 years. Data storage in the cloud is generally more expensive than storage on your own servers. (†1442)