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Definition of

data set


collection of statistical information all of the measurements or observations collected in a statistical investigation

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Definitions of ’data set’ and meaning of ’data set’ are from the book publication, QFINANCE – The Ultimate Resource, © 2009 Bloomsbury Information Ltd. Find definitions for ’data set’ and other financial terms with our online QFINANCE Financial Dictionary.

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