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data analysis

Data analysis is figuring out what information is inside data. Think of data like a messy pile of puzzle pieces. Data analysis is like sorting out the pieces and finding out what the picture on your puzzle is. It means taking all of the data, sorting it, and making it easier to understand. For example, if you have a list of numbers, you can add them up to find out the total. Or, if you have a list of people's names and ages, you can group them by age to see how many people are in each age group. Data analysis can help you find the answers you need from data.