Bug? Odd behavior of [a b/c] with results from mean().
11-29-2015, 11:31 AM
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 DrD Senior Member Posts: 1,090 Joined: Feb 2014
RE: Bug? Odd behavior of [a b/c] with results from mean().
(11-29-2015 08:03 AM)DrD Wrote:  <<Are we left to assume the alphabetical order is the weights? How would median know where to find the center of a list of variable elements?>>

Median works on ordered sequences so if you have a list of undefined variables the alphabetical order seems quite logical.

I understand, but paradoxically to me, the notion of "ordered sequences," "of undefined variables," is sort of like trying to find the median of mass chaos without any boundaries. (Perhaps resolved by the optional second list, containing weights for the first list, as described in the help topic).
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 Messages In This Thread Bug? Odd behavior of [a b/c] with results from mean(). - Michael K-K - 11-26-2015, 03:33 PM RE: Bug? Odd behavior of [a b/c] with results from mean(). - DrD - 11-26-2015, 04:40 PM RE: Bug? Odd behavior of [a b/c] with results from mean(). - Michael K-K - 11-26-2015, 05:43 PM RE: Bug? Odd behavior of [a b/c] with results from mean(). - DrD - 11-26-2015, 06:29 PM RE: Bug? Odd behavior of [a b/c] with results from mean(). - retoa - 11-27-2015, 09:52 PM RE: Bug? Odd behavior of [a b/c] with results from mean(). - Joe Horn - 11-28-2015, 02:14 PM RE: Bug? Odd behavior of [a b/c] with results from mean(). - Helge Gabert - 11-28-2015, 06:18 PM RE: Bug? Odd behavior of [a b/c] with results from mean(). - DrD - 11-28-2015, 08:00 PM RE: Bug? Odd behavior of [a b/c] with results from mean(). - Joe Horn - 11-29-2015, 07:29 AM RE: Bug? Odd behavior of [a b/c] with results from mean(). - DrD - 11-29-2015, 08:03 AM RE: Bug? Odd behavior of [a b/c] with results from mean(). - Michael K-K - 11-29-2015, 08:13 AM RE: Bug? Odd behavior of [a b/c] with results from mean(). - Didier Lachieze - 11-29-2015, 09:31 AM RE: Bug? Odd behavior of [a b/c] with results from mean(). - DrD - 11-29-2015 11:31 AM

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