# Variable

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## Variable

An element in a model. For example, in the model RS&Pt+1 = a + b Tbill t + et, where RS&Pt+1 is the return on the S&P in month t+1 and Tbill is the Tbill return at month t, both RS&P and Tbill are "variables" because they change through time; i.e., they are not constant.

## Variable

Anything that does not have a set value. In basic algebra, a variable is often expressed as "x." Variables in economics and finance may be measures such as GDP, prices, or interest rates. Analysts use complicated equations to determine the value of some variables at the present time and even more complicated equations to predict their possible future values. See also: Regression.

## variable

Something, such as stock prices, earnings, dividend payments, interest rates, and gross domestic product, that has no fixed quantitative value. See also dependent variable, independent variable.
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For analyses, we categorized each walkable built environment variable into quartiles, so each built environment variable is divided into four equal groups.
According to the reviewed paper, there is a relation between the environment variables and the organizational innovation, and between each of the different dimensions of such variables; McCrea and Betts (2008) point out that innovations allow companies to get a competitive edge, in addition to becoming more capable of responding to the dynamic environment.
As such, the institutional environment variable of regulatory quality should mediate the expected relationship between future orientation and corporate governance practices.
The sample's mean response to the composite measure of the Collaborative NPD Environment variable was 3.
The server will set the domain as an environment variable when the connection is established.
Future evaluations would need to utilize more reliable instruments to measure learning environment variables such as the Adult Classroom Environment Scale (Freddolino, 1996a).
The only variables that are statistically significant for sovereign yields are the legal environment variable and inflation.
We hope to contribute to the existing body of knowledge by answering the following research questions: 'Are these built environment variables closely and consistently correlated to the obesity problem throughout the US?
3 processes trailing strings after function definitions in the values of environment variables, which allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a crafted environment , as demonstrated by vectors involving the ForceCommand feature in OpenSSH sshd, the mod_cgi and mod_cgid modules in the Apache HTTP Server, scripts executed by unspecified DHCP clients, and other situations in which setting the environment occurs across a privilege boundary from Bash execution, aka "ShellShock.
Among the topics are developing an English classroom environment inventory and its application in China, the effects of psychosocial learning environment on students' attitudes towards mathematics, developing generic capabilities in teaching and learning environments at the associate degree level, linking teaching and learning environment variables to higher order thinking skills, and investigating factorial invariance of teacher climate factors across school organization levels.
To sum up, relevant studies on the regional unemployment problem show that the factors that affect Regional unemployment can be categorized into three major sets of variables, namely, regional characteristic variables, macro environment variables and spatial-neighborhood effect variables.

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