eliminate values while caculating Mean[data]

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg91946] eliminate values while caculating Mean[data]*From*: "Pasha Karami" <karami at geo.uu.nl>*Date*: Sat, 13 Sep 2008 05:57:55 -0400 (EDT)

Dear all, An easy question: I would like to make an average of a data file.I know that we can use Mean function for this. However, I want to eliminate some values from my data.For example if I have data={1,2,3,4,5,0,0,0} Mean[data] would be 15/8 I do not want the "zero" values in my Mean function (i.e.I want the mean value to be 3 in the above example) How can I do this? Thank you! Best, Pasha

**Follow-Ups**:**Re: eliminate values while caculating Mean[data]***From:*"Thomas Dowling" <thomasgdowling@gmail.com>