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STAT 3743 Daily Outline

STAT 3743 Daily Outline

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2010-09-01 Wed

Other data types

Features of data distributions

Four fundamental features:

Symmetry versus skewness

Kurtosis

Unusual features: clusters or gaps

Descriptive statistics

Measures of center

Sample mean

  • advantages and disadvantages

Sample median

  • advantages and disadvantages

Trimmed mean

  • advantages and disadvantages

Order statistics

sort

Sample quantile, order p

First, third quartiles

Measures of spread

Sample variance: advantages and disadvantages

Meaning of s

  • Chebychev's Rule
  • Empirical Rule

Interquartile range (IQR)

  • advantages and disadvantages

Median Absolute Deviation

  • advantages and disadvantages

Range: disadvantages

Measures of shape

Sample skewness

  • Remarks
  • Rule of thumb

Sample excess kurtosis

  • Remarks
  • Rule of thumb

Why is it "-3"?

How to do it with R

library(e1071), skewness, kurtosis

Author: G. Jay Kerns <gkerns@ysu.edu>

Date: 2010-10-08 15:16:36 EDT

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