Variable is a characteristic that can be measured and can be varied from one to another. The word "**variable**" literally means "**able to vary**". Variable is one that is capable of varying. It is an attribute that assigns a number, person, place, object etc.

In statistics, variables play a very important role Statistically, these can be broadly classified into two main parts:

**Qualitative Variables****Quantitative Variables**

These variables express quality or virtue. Qualitative variables are non numeric and generally describe an attribute.

As the name suggests, quantitative variable denote the quantity which is a numeric data. These variables are used to represents any numerical value.

Quantitative variables may include height, weight, marks obtained, number of people in a family etc, because all are numbers.

Quantitative variables itself are of two types :

**Discrete****Continuous**

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