How to | Calculate Basic Descriptive Statistics

Mathematica has many powerful features to handle a wide range of statistical needs. Some of the most elementary are outlined below.

Here is some data (20 random real numbers between 0 and 50):

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Use Mean to find the mean of :

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Use Median to find the median:

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Use Max to find the maximum element:

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You can also find the Variance and the StandardDeviation:

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If you want to figure out quantiles, you can use Quantile. The first argument is a set of data; the second is a number between 0 and 1:

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If you want to find out quartiles or percentiles, you can use Quantile with an argument of or , respectively:

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If you would like a list of the quartiles, use the Quartiles function:

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