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Re^2: A lesson in statistics

by 0xbeef (Hermit)
on Mar 19, 2007 at 21:58 UTC ( #605600=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: A lesson in statistics
in thread A lesson in statistics

Well no, since it does not provide any regard for the zero value samples. The zeroes equate to idle-ness, and should negate any quick spikes/activity.

Thanks for pointing out Statistics::Descriptive though!

Niel

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Re^3: A lesson in statistics
by osunderdog (Deacon) on Mar 20, 2007 at 11:22 UTC

    Umm, I'm pretty sure that's what average or mean does...

    The arithmetic mean, or mean of a set of measurements is the sum of the measurements divided by the total number of measurements.

    Further information can be found at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arithmetic_mean

    The samples that are zero are counted, thus affecting the denominator but not the numerator.

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