Topics: Variable (Statistics) - Statistics

In statistics, a quantitative variable is a variable that describes quantities, instead of qualities.

Of course, quantitative variables can be discrete or continuous, depending on the set where they take values.

In descriptive statistics, quantitative variables can be:

  • Of ratio, where there is a definite starting point (e.g. height, distance)
  • Of interval, where a starting point can’t be defined or there can be negative values (e.g. time, temperature, etc.)