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A measure of dispersion expressed relative to the mean, used for positive variables. Equals the standard deviation divided by the mean.

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Coefficient of variation and residual standard deviation

From my knowledge, coefficient of variation and residual standard deviation are highly correlated. Such that if we find a significant change in one, we will find a significant change in the other. In ...
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is coefficient of variation better measure of highly variable features?

I am trying find highly variable features (genes in my data) for downward consensus clustering analysis. I have used variation, median absolute deviation and coefficient of variation (CV) for finding ...
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ANOVA on time series Data

I’ve been dealing with this problem for quite a time. I’m running an experiment with plants growing them with Compost A and Compost B. I’ve been measuring the pH each day at the same time and keeping ...
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Is there an R function that performs LASSO regression on multiple imputed datasets and pools results together?

I have a dataset with 283 observation of 60 variables. My outcome variable is dichotomous (Diagnosis) and can be either of two diseases. I am comparing two types of diseases that often show much ...
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Calculating the probability of exceeding a given return

I have calculated the return of an investment with cost and benefit data as 80% with a 4.6% coefficient of variation. However, I need to carry the analysis further by calculation the probability of ...
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coefficient of variance's significance

As far as I know, the coefficient of variance (CV) is used for measuring consistency of any variable. But should one always depend on CV for taking decisions, especially when means the are different? ...
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Can coefficients of variation be compared if the samples differ in size? [closed]

I have to do a study for trying a sanitary product that has an acceptance criterion for the %CV repeatability and %CV reproducibility of the measurands. The acceptance criterion of the performance of ...
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comparing two sets of coefficient of variation values

I have two sets of coefficient of variations (cv): ste1 = c(cv1, cv2, ..., cv15) set2 = c(cv1, cv2, ..., cv15) how can I compare set1 with set2? which test should I apply? I know that if I want to ...
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Robust analogues of Mean, CV and Skewness

I need to characterize the mean, CV and skewness of my observed data (it is gamma-like distributed). This data is an artifact (outliers) enriched, so I decide to use robust statistics: median, ...
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How do I calculate the average coefficient of variation?

I'm a biochemist and I usually compare the variability of my measurements in terms of coefficient of variation (CV) since I can "visualize" the deviations more easily in terms of percentages deviation ...
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How to compare mean and standard deviation of two different spatial distance calculations?

I am calculating spatial distances between two 3D datasets formed by xyz points in two different ways: In the one way I am calculating the shortest distances between each point in dataset A (red ...
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significance testing of unequality of coefficient of variation in multiple samples

I'm performing a study on inter-doctor variation. For that, I'm studying a diagnostic instrument that has around 100 items that all have to be rated. Some are dichotomous, some ordinal. Several ...
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Model the CV of response variable as a function of CV of predictors

Suppose I have a big county that has 10 farms. In the county, the planting of a crop could happen between March to April. I collected for a given year, the planting date of a crop across the 10 farms ...
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Distribution of extremes of measurments considering repeated measures

I'm working with measurements for a large sample set and need to quantify the expected extremes. The measurements obviously have some degree of random noise simply in the measurement itself (for the ...
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Using coefficient of variation in lab testing

In order to determine the accuracy of a specific method, I need to determine if the results are statistically precise. In the example below, I am taking a sample from 7 individuals and running their ...
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Inconsistency between coefficient of variation (CV) and geometric CV

Geometric CV seems to be an appropriate measure for log-normalized data. Also, according to the discussions mentioned in theorems 1 and 2 of here, it seems to me that CV and geometric CV are both ...
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Pairwise comparison for differences between Coefficient of Variation Ranking between groups

I would like to test whether the ranking obtained by ordering the coefficient of variation of some genes are different or not between two groups, and do it pairwise, so, row by row, and get a p-value ...
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Can I compare the average coefficients of variation?

I have two datasets. The first shows a populations choices for mode of transport (3 modes) in 6 different areas. The second shows the same populations responses to concerning attributes (13 ...
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Measures of precision for Monte Carlo estimates

I am trying to estimate the population near subway stations in major US cities. I am working off the populations of zip codes near those stations. Using the zip code's shape files, I randomly generate ...
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Coefficient of variation for nonparametric data [duplicate]

Is it appropriate to use the coefficient of variation (CV) for non-parametric data? I'm not sure whether it is appropriate since you use the mean of the data to calculate it together with the SD. ...
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can we use coefficent of variation to calculate z-score instead of SD?

can we use coefficent of variation to calculate z-score instead of SD? If yes please state that for what type of values we can do so.. I search and found some information that.... it is useful for ...
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Covariance for coefficients of variation ratios

What is an estimate for the covariance for natural log ratios of CV's that share a CV in the denominator? Let's say I have two CV ratios. $$ ln(CVR_{{T1_1}{C_1}})= ln({{CV_{T_1}} \above 1pt {CV_{...
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Pooled standard error of an estimate that is the product of combined estimates

I have two independent mean estimates (with SE and sample size) that I want to multiply to create a combined estimate. I'm having trouble interpreting what to use for sample size in the combined ...
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Generalised coefficient of variation?

Consider the CV for a given random variable $X$: $$ CV_X = \frac{\sigma_X}{\mu_X}$$ Now, say I also have random variable $Y$. Let us define: $$ CV_{X,Y}= \sqrt{\frac{\text{Cov}(X,Y)}{\mu_X \mu_Y}} $...
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dependency of the deviation to the measurement level: how to test normality?

A machine measures the height of some plants. In the context of industrial quality procedures, we repeat the same measurement Hi 10 times and expect the ...
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How to compare two distribution where each point is not from a independent sample

columns are samples and rows are genes. There are two groups. I calculated coefficient of variance (CV) for each group so for each gene there are two CV one for group A and one for group B. I ...
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What does the author mean by “scaled version” of standard deviation?

I was trying to understand how to use XYZ analysis when I came upon this article. The author says that using coefficient of variation of an item (which is a ratio of standard deviation and average ...
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Coefficient of variation values?

I'm doing an assignment on which I'm analyzing a data sample of roughly 1400 soccer players from Europe and I'm not sure how to interpret the coefficient of variation, to be honest. For instance, ...
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How to compare annotations by two groups?

I have two groups of test persons that manually created multiple annotations for different underlying, unknown values (each person created multiple annotations). I'd like to find a statistical test ...
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Comparing variability of measures across time

I am working with some data where I have measurements for two outputs (Output A and Output B) for 5 participants in an experiment. Each of the 5 participants have both their Output A and Output B ...
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Coefficient of Variation across Prediction Intervals

I've run into an odd problem that I have a simple answer to but would like to know if there's something deeper to it. I have a data set with 7 observations, each with 2 variables (X,Y). I then run a ...
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Handle data with high variation

I'm analyzing som product data that shows sells over the past day, week and month. In some cases I have a very high number but in most cases this number is quite low, and this is affecting quite a lot ...
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“covariance” , “covariate”, “coefficient of variance”?

Could you please explain what is the difference of these "covariance" , "covariate", "coefficient of variance"? I would appreciate example from biology if possible
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Relative Standard Deviation (RSD) of more than 100%

Relative standard deviation (RSD) is defined as: $$ RSD = \frac{100 \times s}{\overline{x}} $$ where $s$ is the standard deviation and $\overline{x}$ is the mean. How should a RSD of 170% for a ...
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Is there a statistic or metric that measures variation (or deviation from mean) in a time-dependent manner?

I am evaluating two time series. One has a larger Coefficient of Variation (CV) than the other. But I have also noticed that one of the time series has longer consecutive deviations from the mean. ...
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What is the proper method for calculating the Coefficient of Variation of a rate?

I have been asked to evaluate the variation between movement rates of fish within different systems (rates are in km/day). I have between 25-100 samples in each system. I understand that when ...
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Statistical comparison of coefficients of variation?

Fisher's fundamental theorem relates variance in a trait to opportunity for selection to act on the trait. I am comparing morphological traits between one native and four introduced populations of a ...
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Is coefficient of variation appropriate here?

I am in charge of a large number (100+) of batch computing processes and I am looking for a way to quickly identify which of the processes are 'healthy'. The processes run every day and a duration ...
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Is a gamma distribution adapted when the coefficient of variation is roughly the same across observations?

Each observation is a distribution of values. Computing the mean $\mu_i$ and standard deviation $\sigma_i$ for each observation $i$ showed that the coefficient of variation (CV) is roughly constant ...
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How to compare coefficients of variation for lognormal data?

I want to compare the variability of two log-normal samples. They are being summarized as Coefficient of variations (CVs) and I want to test if one sample's CV is different from the other's. To ...
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Alternative for coefficient of variation due to negative observations

I have several measurements of trees over time (different vegetation indexes). Each measurement is in a different scale, some also include negative values (e.g. NDVI). I need to compare the ...
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Reproducing Feltz and Miller's (1996) “Asymptotic Test for the Equality of Coefficients of Variation from K Populations”

I'm trying to compute the D'AD test statistic described in Feltz and Miller's (1996) Asymptotic Test for the Equality of Coefficients of Variation from K Populations. I'm attempting to use to R ...
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Different sample size calculations for variable and 1-variable

I am trying to use coefficients of variations ($CV$) to calculate sample size necessary to detect a difference of means ($\mu_0$ vs. $\mu_1$) for a variable that takes on values $x_i \in [0,1]$. I ...
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Coefficient of Variation with Population Median

I have 2 non-normal population datasets where the median is a better measure of central tendency. To compare the spread of these 2 populations, can I calculate the coefficient of variation (CV) with ...
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Comparing coefficient of variation

I have three sets of data sets each 10 to 20 data points. I want to test if the coefficient of variation is the same across all the sets. Please suggest relevant methods. I came across papers by ...
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Including the variation within a sample when comparing between samples

I want to include the variation within a sample when analysing the variation between samples. Say I have sample A, B, C. Sample A was analysed three times with the values: 2398, 2383, 2411 Sample B: ...
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Good ICC, bad CV or vice-versa, how to interpret?

I am studying the reproducibility of different methods using the Intra-Class Correlation (ICC) and the Coeficient of Variation (CV). Some methods are presenting an excellent ICC (~.90) and a poor (for ...
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Coefficient of variation of correlation values

I have the following problem that I am not sure of whether I treat it correctly: I run repeated simulations, where the output of a single simulation replicate is a single correlation value. The ...
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How do I calculate the cv for observation errors from a time series of actual values and a time series of values with observation error?

I have a time series of actual values. I also have a time series consisting of values with observation error. Assuming that the observation errors are normally distributed, independent of one ...
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Coefficient of variation for shipping

I want to understand if the coefficient of variation ($c_v$) is the right calculation to use for measuring how far off I am when shipping goods to customers. The date I want to ship to customers is ...