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stdevp( ) appears to be mislabeled
06-07-2016, 12:39 PM
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RE: stdevp( ) appears to be mislabeled
(06-06-2016 04:08 PM)Tim Wessman Wrote:  ...the better solution would be:
1. Fix the documentation for the commands stddevp/stddev.
2. Disable those two commands from the catalog (they would still function if typed, but not appear in the UI anywhere except if you specifically pulled up help on them)
3. Replace them with stddevpop (does the current stddev) and stddevsamp (does the current stddevp) in order to match the convention used everywhere except xcas.
4. Those two commands would appear in the catalog and people would be directed towards using that instead in the future in natural way.

Those make for a very good solution --- clear, unambiguous, follows convention, yet backwards compatible.
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