Kinds of Variables: summary

These are the most common kinds of Variables Theorymaker native speakers use.

  • If you want to indicate that there is an ordered list of alternatives, write a < in it somewhere.
  • If you want to indicate that there is a list of alternatives, write a comma in it somewhere, even if you aren’t explicitly listing the alternatives.
  • Other kinds can be marked with ((?)).
The alert status is ((green < orange  < red)).

The law was passed ((no,yes))

Hottest country this year ((list of all countries,))

The most affected area was ((North, South, East, West)) Province.

The child's weight is ((continuous))kg.

The class size is ((counting numbers))

My interest in this assignment is *moderate--* ((lo-hi))

Brother's mood ((fuzzy))   

The contents of the report ((rich))   

The bird's species ((?))