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boxplot

A box with whiskers

Boxplot You will agree that it is a curious name for a graph. When thinking of its name it pops into my head a picture of a shoebox with whiskers, but actually, I think this chart seems more like the…
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Robust location parameters

A very robust family

Robust location parameters The mean is a whimsical statistic. Of course, I am referring to the arithmetic mean. And why do I say that it is whimsical?. Because its taste for going following outliers. The arithmetic mean (from now on…
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median

Meat or fish?

Mean or median? This is the difficult dilemma that presents to me every time I go to have lunch to a good restaurant. I, honestly, like better meat, but as science textbooks say I’m an omnivorous animal, and I don’t…
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Dispersion measures

The most wished statistical for a mother

Dispersion measures Those of you who’re reading and who belong to the pediatricians’ gang already know what I am talking about: the 50th percentile. There’s no mother who doesn’t want her offspring to be above it in weight, height, intelligence…
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