[R] Standard variance / devistion clarification

John Kane jrkrideau at inbox.com
Thu Mar 1 22:52:22 CET 2012

No it's an outlier problem, I think.

If you have a fairly small number of sets of these numbers simple visual inspection of a boxplot for each set would probably acomplish what you want.

Try this in R for an example. Just paste the next two lines into R 

xx <- c(1, 1, 2, 10, 100, 10,1)

After this it gets more complicated, but it you're new here let's take it one step at a time

John Kane
Kingston ON Canada

> -----Original Message-----
> From: surangakas at gmail.com
> Sent: Thu, 1 Mar 2012 09:30:59 -0800
> To: r-help at r-project.org
> Subject: [R] Standard variance / devistion clarification
> 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' :-)
> --
> Best Regards,
> Suranga
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