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Re: Mean

  • To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
  • Subject: [mg32985] Re: [mg32981] Mean
  • From: BobHanlon at aol.com
  • Date: Sat, 23 Feb 2002 02:38:02 -0500 (EST)
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

In a message dated 2/22/02 2:30:02 AM, poonam_pandey at hotmail.com writes:

><< Statistics`DescriptiveStatistics`
>
>data = {4.3, 7.2, 8.4, 5.8, 9.2, 3.9}
>{4.3, 7.2, 8.4, 5.8, 9.2, 3.9}
>
>Mean[data]
>Mean[{4.3, 7.2, 8.4, 5.8, 9.2, 3.9}]
>
>Variance[data]
>4.69467
>
>I took this code exactly as in the help browser. Tried this in my
>notebook. Why do I not get an answer for Mean? I get an answer for
>Variance, and I also see an answer for Mean in the help browser for
>the same data.
>

You may have defined (entered) Mean prior to loading the package and the 
first definition is preventing the evaluation.  Remove[Mean] and reload the 
package.


Bob Hanlon
Chantilly, VA  USA


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