Continuous Data

Continuous data is measured on a continuous scale.  For example, an off-the-shelf air gauge might read 30 psi when checking an automobile tire, but a higher resolution gauge might read that same tire pressure as 30.1 psi.

The other two data types are attribute and count.

Here are five examples of continuous data measurements –

  • Curing oven temperature or time
  • Moisture content in a paper tube
  • Press force for a bearing assembly operation
  • Product measurements such as diameter, length, weight, etc.
  • On-hold time for a customer calling into a customer service team