continuous distribution

Terms from Statistics for HCI: Making Sense of Quantitative Data

A probability distribution resulting from a set of continuous data, such as time or height values. The Normal distribution is an example of a continuous distribution. Because the continuous data can take on any of the infinite number of fractional values, the probability of any precise value is effectively zero. Instead, the probability of a range of values is calculated as the area under the curve of the distribution function over the range.

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