English translation: distribution/breakdown

French term or phrase:distribution/répartition
English translation:distribution/breakdown
Entered by: Thomas Miles

09:00 Oct 31, 2018
French to English translations [PRO]
Science - Mathematics & Statistics / analysis of study results
French term or phrase: distribution/répartition
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A distinction is made between the two terms, even though one often considers them to be synonymous. The first is applied to quantitative variables and the second to qualitative variables (both segments reproduced below).

My logic is that 'distribution' refers to the continuous spread of data from the lowest to highest value, whereas 'répartition' is categorisation.

(56) Les variables quantitatives ont été décrites (distribution) par leur effectif, moyenne, écart type, médiane, quartiles 1 et 3, valeurs extrêmes (minimum et maximum) et nombre de données manquantes.

(57) Les variables qualitatives ont été décrites (répartition) par l'effectif et le pourcentage de chacune des modalités de réponse, ainsi que le nombre de données manquantes.

Thomas Miles
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Ana Vozone
Local time: 20:56
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3 +2distribution/breakdown
Ana Vozone

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6 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5 peer agreement (net): +2


Ana Vozone
Local time: 20:56
Native speaker of: Native in PortuguesePortuguese
PRO pts in category: 4
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Asker: Obrigado.

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Tony M
28 mins
  -> Thank you, Tony!

agree  B D Finch
2 hrs
  -> Thank you, B D Finch!

neutral  Francois Boye: Ni une distribution statistique ni une fonction de répartition ne sont ce que le texte dit.
3 hrs
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