ordinal type

ordinal type

[′ȯrd·nəl ′tīp]
(computer science)
A data type whose possible values are sequential in the manner of the integers 1, 2, 3, and so forth; for example, the months January, February, and so forth.
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The difference is assumed that the binary data type contains only two statements for each test character that are zero and one while the ordinal type has more than two character statements so the result of the distance calculation is quite different.
This means that the binary and ordinal type approach method in the morphology class has been able to show 32 OTUs in one species, yet the order of combination between Ambon islands and Larat Island still shows a difference in the taxonomic similarity level of 94% and the taxonomic distance of 4,0 either at the development stage or time period.
If a set is well ordered, the ordinal type of the set becomes its ordinal number.