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Date: 2024-07-18 Page is: DBtxt003.php L0900-MM-data-at-the-center-02
Facts that inform everything
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Data is a measurement of a fact ... nothing more or less.

Data are used to inform understanding, and from there to inform decisions. The timeliness of data is important ... the faster the better.

The cost of data should be as low as possible without compromising its utility.

The data should be relevant ... which is more important than either volume or precision.
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