# [R] variation

Jannis bt_jannis at yahoo.de
Sat Jun 5 15:28:21 CEST 2010

```Sorry, my remark about the variance and standard deviation was nonsense!
There are functions for both measures in R!

Jannis

Jannis schrieb:
> As far as I know there is no such function (i could be wrong here!). The
> reason for that might be that it is so straightforward to calculate it
> as the ratio of sd() and mean()....for similar reasons there is most
> probably no function for the variance (and only one for std.dev)....I
> would think that the easiest solution for you is to create the function
> (~3 lines of code) yourself!
>
> Cheers
> Jannis
>
> Adel ESSAFI schrieb:
>> 2010/6/5 Adel ESSAFI <adel.safi at imag.fr>
>>
>>
>>> 2010/6/5 Jannis <bt_jannis at yahoo.de>
>>>
>>> What exactly do you mean by "variation"? As I understand it, this
>>> term is a
>>>
>>>> broad term for all kinds of different "spread measures" (like
>>>> quantile range
>>>> or standard deviation). Do you mean the Coefficient of Variation? If
>>>> you
>>>> found out how to
>>>>
>>>
>> Yes, that what I mean. But I looked for ready  function :)
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>> Yes, that what I mean. But I looked for ready  function :)
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>> compute the mean and the std.dev., it is straightforward to calculate
>>>> it.....
>>>>
>>>> Adel ESSAFI schrieb:
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>> Hi list
>>>>> I am a new user of R. I ask for some "beginner" question
>>>>>
>>>>> I am searching if there is any function that computes the variation of
>>>>> some
>>>>> discrete values of a vector (mean() and sd() exists, but i have not
>>>>> find
>>>>> variation).
>>>>>
>>>>> Thanks in advance
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
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