Standard deviation is the square root of the variance of a random variable, an estimator thereof, or a similar measure of the spread of a batch of data.

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Standardizing sample factor scores: population or standard deviation

I need to standardize a bunch of factor scores for a sample of people. I obviously have all the factor scores to standardize (no sampling there), but the people from which these factors are extracted ...
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Standard error of a population

I measure the weight of 100 people and pick 20 lots of 5 people from these 100. Therefore n = 5, repeated 20 times. The 100 people represent the population and groups of 5 people represent samples ...
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Create a histogram with mean and stddev [on hold]

I have such a set of data to create a histogram in frontend. ...
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How should I determine an average from a set of averages

I have a set of lines. I measure their length each 5 times, and then take the mean of their lengths (as I measure them). I also take the standard deviation. I want to know the 'average' line length. ...
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Standard Deviation of small population (less than 30)

Do we calculate the Standard Deviation of a population the same no matter how small (say less than 30) population size gets? Does distribution type play any roles in this? Thank you in advance
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Methods for compiler benchmarking?

In computer science, statistical knowledge is quite low in general. You rarely see standard deviation in papers. Now I am trying to improve at least my skills, but I find myself utterly confused about ...
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Why is the standard deviation defined using differences^2 instead of differences^4? [duplicate]

I've read some post about why to take the std. deviation and its benefits, here's one of them: Why square the difference instead of taking the absolute value in standard deviation?, and another by ...
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standard deviation VS variance

Problem statment: What is the different between standard deviation and variance? What context should it be used for both of them?
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Confidence intervals for sample mean when estimated standard deviation is 0

I ran a Monte Carlo simulation to determine a confidence interval for the population mean based on N trials. The underlying distribution of results is not normal (the values are discrete -- 0, .5 or ...
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Question about relative percent error with widely varying expected values

I'm looking at a large collection of values. These values follow an exponential distribution. I have their probabilities and a pre-made Excel spreadsheet that will auto calculate expected values from ...
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Question about probability of 0.99 that an average lies less than L years above overall mean

The duration of Alzheimer’s disease, from the onset of symptoms until death, ranges from 3 to 20 years, with a mean of 8 years and a standard deviation of 4 years. The administrator of a large medical ...
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Usage of standard deviation in random forests regression (for expected improvement)

It seems to me that the awareness of this problem is not high enough. Often the standard deviation (so the sd from each prediction of each tree in the forest) from the random forest regression is ...
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When to winsorize?

My final dataset results from combining different databases,randomly choosing 150 agents and manually collecting data. In addition, it is a panel dataset and not all agents have observations in every ...
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Standard error/deviation of the coefficients in OLS

In OLS, the variance of the regression coefficients are computed as $$ \mathrm{Var}(\hat{\beta}) = \sigma^2(\mathbf{X}^\mathrm{T}\mathbf{X})^{-1}. $$ Now, if I need to compute the standard ...
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Meaning of confidence interval refered to standard deviation

I was reading a proteomic paper few days ago and I got confused on one aspect. In the paper is written: "The global mean and S.D. of protein ratios (47-1/D3) were calculated for each replicate. The ...
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Transformation of means and sd in meta-analysis

I am doing a meta-analysis based on the means and standard deviations collected from many other studies. The distribution of the data indicated that I need to transform the data. However, the authors ...
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Standard Deviation in Transformation vs annualizing monthly returns?

I'm very confused about this difference, and I wanted to know the reason behind it (If this is very rudimentary, I'm sorry but I can't seem to wrap my head around it). If you were to transform a data ...
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Standard deviation of squared sample correlation coefficient

Suppose I have two vectors of samples from Bernoulli random variables and I would like to compute (at least approximately) the standard deviation of the estimated Squared Pearson correlation ...
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How do I correctly calculate the average and standard deviation of three samples with varying number of data points?

An example: I have three data sets, measured in triplicate: 1, 4, 3, 2, 4, 3 4, 5, 3, 6 6, 4, 3, 5, 7 I want to take the average and standard deviation of the ...
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Standard Deviation: Actual values vs Actual Values as a percentage of a total

I think this is an easy one but I'm unfortunately a bit stumped. In short, why are standard deviations of actual values different than the standard deviations of those values expressed as a ...
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Calculating mean and variance of normal distribution restricted to interval

If one set a lower and an upper limit on the normal density, is it statistically valid to calculate the mean and Standard deviation of that normal variate. If yes, how can we do that in R? In a more ...
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LMM: How do I calculate a standard deviation on the variance explained by fixed effects?

So, building a LMM with the lmer function in lme4, you get the variance explained by the variance component. ...
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Comparing the Magnitude of the Difference in Variances Between Groups to Identify Selection Bias

I'm comparing two populations--private and public sector accounting firms in the state of Rhode Island--for differences in the distribution of quality/ability of the accountants who work at those ...
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Standard Deviation

For the genetics of a given plant, the probability of any seed it produces being brown is 3/4. The plant produces 80 seeds. Let $X$ be the random variable that counts the number of brown seeds. ...
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In the standard deviation formula, why do you divide by n before taking the square root? [duplicate]

My understanding is that you take the square and then the square root so that positive and negative distances from the mean don't cancel each other out. But if that's the case, why don't you ...
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Covariance greater than Variance?

It is straightforward to verify that for two random variables $X$ and $Y$ with variances $\sigma^2_X \neq \sigma^2_Y$, we have that $$\Big|{\rm Cov}(X, Y)\Big| \leq \max\{\sigma^2_X,\, \sigma^2_Y\}$$ ...
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Find new mean from Normal probability

I have a problem as follows. Life of tyres normally distributed for a specific make. mean=24,000 km and sd= 2500 km. Question is: As a result of improvements in manufacture, the length of life is ...
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High variability in data set, how to normalize? [closed]

For my research I'm doing FACS analysis on neutrophils isolated from venous blood. The blood is taken from different individuals each day so there is high variation in the results, resulting in a high ...
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Can covariance be derived from means and variances?

In treatment studies it is common to report multiple outcome measures from the same subjects. The treatment effects on these outcomes are typically correlated so this should be taken into account ...
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Coefficient of variation to identify unique groups across datasets

I have a dataset containing a number of normal and diseased samples, with log2 expression values for ~12k genes . both normal and diseased samples come from different patients and/or diseases and I ...
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Combining Standard Deviation

im trying to figure out how to combine two Standard deviations of two data sets. Iam calculating the mass. I have density and volume data each with there own SD. So Mass = Volume X density Example ...
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How to calculate the Standard Deviation of a set of Percentages

I would like to know how to calculate the standard deviation (SD) of a set of percentages. Let me explain better. Some students performed a test and I counted the number of right answers for each ...
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Bootstrapping with standard deviation, mean and autocorrelation

I found in the matlab examples a way to use mean and sd for bootstrapping: ...
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Is it possible to use SD instead of entropy?

While discussing about decision trees in class, my teacher touched upon the topic of entropy. I have understood the purpose of entropy (have not understood how the formula $H(X)= -\sum_{i}{p(x_i) \log ...
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Why is variance (instead of standard deviation) the default measure of information content in principal components?

The information content of principal components is almost always expressed as a variance (e.g., in scree plots or in statements like "the first three PCs contain 95% of the total data variance"). The ...
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Finding for constant in a standard deviation problem

Let $X_1, \ldots, X_n$ be sample observations. Show that for any constant $c$, $$ (n-1)s^2\le\sum(X_i-c)^2 $$ where $s$ is the standard deviation of the observations. My professor gave this ...
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What is the simple standard error for MCMC?

Simply put: suppose that we have observed $X=\left\{ X_{1},\ldots,X_{n}\right\}$. We then need to calculate some statistic $T$ using MCMC, using $M$ loops (By "loops" I mean the number of times the ...
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Are there any other distributions whose shapes can be determined by just the mean and the standard deviation?

For the normal distribution, With the mean, and the standard deviation, we know the shape of the specific normal distribution - that is, the center of it and how spread out it is. I wonder if there ...
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Calculating overall variability over multiple datasets

I am trying to determine a way to measure the consistency of transit hours performed by transportation providers over their entire portfolio of shipping routes. For example, if a company has 3 ...
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Standardize non-normal predictors before performing binomial GLMM using mean and sd?

I am planning to predict a binomial variable (1/0, a used point by an animal or point available to an animal in its range) using several continuous, distance-based predictor variables (distance to ...
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Is my sample homogeneous? [closed]

I have a sample of 110 values between 0 and 180. These represent total degrees in an arc, and I want to be able to figure out whether or not I have a widely variable sample of arc sizes or if I have a ...
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For which distributions is there a closed-form unbiased estimator for the standard deviation?

For the normal distribution, there is an unbiased estimator of the standard deviation given by: $$\hat{\sigma}_\text{unbiased} = \frac{\Gamma(\frac{n-1}{2})}{\Gamma(\frac{n}{2})} ...
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Which statistical test to use when comparing two ratios?

I have five independent experiments. In each experiment I record the intensity of sample A and sample B, then add these intensities together and calculate A and B as a proportion of the total. ...
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Understanding correlation between Multiple Intelligences (MI) and digital technology competency

I appreciate all the help I can get to help me understand. The research reported here is about whether there is a correlation between multiple intelligences (MI) and digital technology competencies. ...
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Calculate trending of content from multiple sources

I'm not fantastically mathematical so please excuse any mis steps. Let me start with what I'm trying to do: I have news sources, for example: A. Washington Post B. TechCrunch C. Krebs on Security ...
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Parameterizing deviation from average

I am seeking help in parameterizing a concept. For instance: "Interest in literature" may be higher for poorer book owners than book owners with higher income, given that book ownership is only 10% ...
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Median absolute deviation (MAD) and SD of different distributions

For normally distributed data, the standard deviation $\sigma$ and the median absolute deviation $\text{MAD}$ are related by: $\sigma=\Phi^{-1}(3/4)\cdot \text{MAD}\approx1.4826\cdot\text{MAD},$ ...
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How can I measure fluctuation?

For a certain product I have a data series with its price for each day over a long period of time (20 years). I want to investigate how the fluctuation of the price changes over the whole time. ...
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Finding out if your data belongs to normal distribution

Is there a way to find out if your data belongs to one or more (mixture) normal distributions? I probably could calculate what is the standard deviation of my data, but I'm not sure what else to do ...
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How to calculate standard deviation of Integrated Discriminant Improvement (IDI) for logistic regression?

I have a new and old model. According to the paper Evaluating the added predictive ability of a new marker by Pencina, I can get the standard deviation of estimate of IDI by getting ...