Calling those video game/RPG things stats vs parameters?

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I am talking about those variables like Max HP, Attack and Luck. What is the difference between calling it a stat and calling it a parameter? Is stat a short form of statistic? Is the short form of a parameter a param?
 

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I think this is mostly answered by looking them up in the dictionary :wink: But:
What is the difference between calling it a stat and calling it a parameter?
One is the word used in RPG Maker :wink:

But seriously...in the editor, it is more accurate to use the word parameter because that number you type in will be used by the game to calculate other things. They're commonly referred to as statistics in games you play because you're looking at the end result of the game's calculations.

Is stat a short form of statistic?
Yes, that's extremely common in English.
Is the short form of a parameter a param?
No, not in English. But you will see it in RPG Maker's code as a shortened version referring to the word.
 

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It's quite common in coding to call parameters PARAM's.

Not so much in general speech.
 

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