What is data, and is it just a collection of anecdotes?

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What is data, and is it just a collection of anecdotes?

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**Data** is an observation. Example: It’s raining.

**Information** is data (or a collection of data) placed in context to form a conclusion. Example: Understanding what rain is and why it rains.

**Knowledge** is being able to use that information for a certain purpose. Example: Predicting when it’s going to rain (weather forecasting).

**Wisdom** is being able to make a good decision based on knowledge. Example: It’s going to rain tomorrow so I should bring an umbrella.

An **anecdote** is just a story and not directly related to any of this. Example: I forgot to bring an umbrella today so I got soaking wet.

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