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Mean, Median and Mode

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    Pravin Biradar
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    How to decide on when to compute Mean, Median and Mode? Does it depend upon any particular type of data? Pl clarify.

    #202009

    Robert Butler
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    It depends on what it is that you want to do – that is – what question you want to answer. If it is a matter of characterizing a distribution with a series of statistical summaries then the answer is all 3 along with a measure of spread (usually the standard deviation) and a sense of the size of the sample – (usually n).

    #202011

    Chris Seider
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    well stated @rbutler

    @pravin25 Minitab and other packages will calculate all stats–just always be sure to look at things like histograms, time series, etc.

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