Terms beginning with S

This section lists definitions of any terms that begin with the letter s.

What does the term "Source code" mean?

Your written instructions that tell the computer what to do. These instructions need a lot of translating for your computer to actually know what you’re typing about, but you don’t have to worry about that. Like telling a translator how to make a cup of tea, and then them relaying those instructions to someone else […]

What does the term "Spearman rank correlation coefficient" mean?

Using a rank to describe the relationship between data. This data is sorted from the smallest value to the largest, and is given a rank, known as a p-value, to determine if there is a significant relationship between the data. Data that increases whilst any data related to it also increases is ranked as a […]

What does the term "Spreadsheet" mean?

A program allowing you to organize data in tables, graphs or individual cells. Any value can be adjusted or have calculations performed on it.

What does the term "Statement" mean?

A command for the computer to do something. A statement is like a sentence. This command does not produce a value like an expression does. Area = PI * radius * radius; would be a statement as opposed to an expression as it does not do anything until you use the variable Area in something. […]

What does the term "String operator" mean?

A type of operator which allows you to perform join different strings together. Although they vary in how they are written between languages, the string operators are roughly as follows: Operator Example Description . “my name is…” . “Joe…”  returns “my name is…Joe…” Concatenates or joins two strings together .= “my name is…” += “Joe…”  […]

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