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in reply to Re^2: On the rejected additions to List::Util
in thread On the rejected additions to List::Util

The arithmetic mean, geometric mean, mode, median, etc of a group of numbers are not properties of a generic list of scalars. There is no meaningful arithmetic mean of qw( Porculus mr_mischief metaperl ikegami ) for example. Those are statistical properties, and I believe rightly belong in the Statistics name space rather than the List name space.