       Re: Definition of the similarity in a set of integers

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• Subject: [mg96449] Re: [mg96380] Definition of the similarity in a set of integers
• From: Bob Hanlon <hanlonr at cox.net>
• Date: Fri, 13 Feb 2009 03:48:44 -0500 (EST)
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```One of the infinite options:

similarity[s1_List, s2_List] :=
Variance[Abs[s1 - s2]] /; Length[s1] == Length[s2]

Bob Hanlon

---- Ryan Markley <overgeo at gmail.com> wrote:

=============
Hello I have two sets of integers eg

S1 = (25,14,32,45) and S2 = (26,12,31,48)

I want to define an operation similar to the variance that give me how
similar both sets are, for example in the above example for both sets
the results I have to get need to be similar because both sets are
similar.

The problem with the variance is this

S1 = (25,1,1,1) and S2 = (1,1,25,1) these two sets have the same
variance but they are completly different. What mathematical operation
can I use to do what I am looking for.

Thanks a lot in advance.

--

Bob Hanlon

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