# Continuous vs Discrete Events¶

The type of event you are trying to detect will change the way you label your event. Events will typically fall into two types: continuous and discrete.

## Continuous Events¶

Continuous events are labeled by using a manual session. You will normally have a single segment over the entire length of the event. See the user guide for how to label continuous events at the link: Getting Started Guide

See a screenshot of a continuous event below. Notice that there is only one segment in the file and the segment extends the entire length of the file:

## Discrete Events¶

Discrete events should be labeled by using an auto session. You will normally have many events in a single file. Download the user guide for how to label discrete events at the link Labeling Discrete Events.

See a screenshot of discrete events below. Notice that there are many segments in the file: