Re: Stats Pack and LocationReport

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg51376] Re: [mg51335] Stats Pack and LocationReport*From*: Tomas Garza <tgarza01 at prodigy.net.mx>*Date*: Fri, 15 Oct 2004 02:47:29 -0400 (EDT)*References*: <200410141037.GAA14977@smc.vnet.net>*Sender*: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

You are doing nothing wrong. Mathematica is not following a consistent approach when it evaluates LocationReport as compared to the evaluation of Mean (and the other location parameters). The evaluation of Mean uses (or so it seems) a simple application of Plus to a list and then divides by the Length of the list. But Plus has attribute Listable, so that if the elements of the list are themselves lists (as in your example), Plus computes first the sum of each sublist and then goes on to compute the sum of the resulting sums. However, LocationReport[lst] checks first whether lst is a vector of numbers and if that is True then it goes on. In your case, the list is not a vector (it is a list of lists), so that it returns False and stops right there. You may use Trace to see what is going on internally. Evaluate Trace[LocationReport[{2, 1, 3, 6}]] and Trace[LocationReport[{{2}, {1}, {3}, {6}}]] Why does LocationReport has to check VectorQ on the list lst, but Mean doesn't? A feature, I guess. Tomas Garza Mexico City ----- Original Message ----- From: "Gregory Lypny" <gregory.lypny at videotron.ca> To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net Subject: [mg51376] [mg51335] Stats Pack and LocationReport > Hello Everyone, > > Never know what I'm wrong... > > I loaded the stats pack as > > << Statistics`DescriptiveStatistics` > > I can compute various univariate statistics as > > Mean[Take[X, {t0, t1}, {6, 6}]] > > Median[Take[X, {t0, t1}, {6, 6}]] > > Variance[Take[X, {t0, t1}, {6, 6}]], > > where I am referring to a portion of one column of matrix X. > > But LocationReport[Take[X, {t0, t1}, {6, 6}]] and DisxpersionReport[.] > do not work. They simply return a listing of my data. What am I doing > wrong? > > Greg > >

**References**:**Stats Pack and LocationReport***From:*Gregory Lypny <gregory.lypny@videotron.ca>