Posts Tagged ‘ descriptive statistics ’

Example 8.42: skewness and kurtosis and more moments (oh my!)

June 27, 2011
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Example 8.42: skewness and kurtosis and more moments (oh my!)

While skewness and kurtosis are not as often calculated and reported as mean and standard deviation, they can be useful at times. Skewness is the 3rd moment around the mean, and characterizes whether the distribution is symmetric (skewness=0). Kurtos...

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R Tutorial Series: Summary and Descriptive Statistics

November 1, 2009
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R Tutorial Series: Summary and Descriptive Statistics

Summary (or descriptive) statistics are the first figures used to represent nearly every dataset. They also form the foundation for much more complicated computations and analyses. Thus, in spite of being composed of simple methods, they are essential ...

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no “Infinities”

March 12, 2009
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no “Infinities”

Thanks to  Pierre-Yves for the below useful tip!if you have a dataset from which you want the max or min but they have to be real number and not "Inf" or "-Inf" there is a way to do it:data <- c(-Inf, 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10, Inf)max(data)# Return...

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