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Re: eliminate values while caculating Mean[data]

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  • Subject: [mg92009] Re: eliminate values while caculating Mean[data]
  • From: Jens-Peer Kuska <kuska at informatik.uni-leipzig.de>
  • Date: Tue, 16 Sep 2008 19:26:58 -0400 (EDT)
  • References: <gag2rl$3fq$1@smc.vnet.net>

Hi,

data = {1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 0, 0, 0};
{Mean[data] , Mean[data /. 0 :> Sequence[]]}

??

Regards
  Jens

Pasha Karami 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
> 
> 


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