[R] Standard variance / devistion clarification

David Winsemius dwinsemius at comcast.net
Thu Mar 1 18:54:33 CET 2012

On Mar 1, 2012, at 12:30 PM, Suranga Kasthurirathne wrote:

> Dear gurus,
> Im a newbie, and I want to ask a very general question.
> Assume that I have a set of numbers as follows,
> 1, 1, 2, 10, 100, 10,1
>> From these, I need to identify which number is the most different as
> compared to others. (in this case, it will be 100, since its way  
> larger
> than the other numbers). It doesnt have to be specifically this way,  
> but I
> need to identify which number(s) are most different compared to the  
> others.
> Any idea as to what I need to do this ? Im a math noob, so I'm also  
> going
> to need to ask it this is called 'standard deviation' or  
> 'variance' :-)

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David Winsemius, MD
West Hartford, CT

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