Re: eliminate values while caculating Mean[data]

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg91956] Re: eliminate values while caculating Mean[data]*From*: Vince Virgilio <blueschi at gmail.com>*Date*: Mon, 15 Sep 2008 03:39:49 -0400 (EDT)*References*: <gag2rl$3fq$1@smc.vnet.net>

On Sep 13, 5:58 am, "Pasha Karami" <kar... at geo.uu.nl> wrote: > 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 Filter data, i.e. Mean@Select[data, # != 0 &] Vince Virgilio