data typically is of two types Analog & Digital
if there's any other type..I would like to know about it.
The only data that can be stored in computers is Digital data i.e. ON / OFF or 1 or 0
electronic data processing can also deal with other data like Analog e.g. output of Modem, a Frequency signal representing Digital 1 and another frequency signal representating digital 0.
Hence we frequently come across ADC and DAC in all circuits and eletronic systems.
Infact all the data in the PC are stored as a 0 and 1 sequence i.e in binary form with the help of gates (logic gates like AND, OR, NOR, EX-OR, NAND, NOT etc..) and voltage values in the form of 0 or 1.
its for we humans tat we need different s/wares to read/interact with these various kinds of output, like for Music we use a music plugin or App, for text we use a text editor like MS word, or MS text or MS wordpad and for pics we use paint, pic & fax viewer..
Cheers n e-peace...
well, data representations can be of many types wich can be outputted from a computer like:
1.) Graphical: By use of graphs (bar graphs, line graphs etc.) , pie charts.
2.) Geometric: By use of base plots, scatter diagrams etc.
3.) Icon based: by use of icons to represent various o/p levels.
4.) Colour based: using different colors -------ditto----------.
5.) Pixel based: using various pixels--------ditto-------------.
6.) hierarchical: shading the area based on diff o/p levels.
but always remember buddy, that a computer can o/p any of the 4 multimedia components wich are text, picture, audio, video i guess nothing more than that as these are the basic and core components of a multimedia system a.k.a computer system.