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About Descriptive Statistics Functions
Use the descriptive statistics functions to analyze data sets.
The best choice of location estimator depends on the general dispersion or distribution of your data.
mean, gmean, hmean—Arithmetic, geometric, and harmonic means
median, mode, percentile—Location estimators
The following functions give a measures of the dispersion or shape of a data set.
var, Var, stdev, Stdev—Variance and standard deviation of populations or samples
kurt, skew—Kurtosis and Skewness
Ftest—F test
cvar, corr—Covariance and Pearson's correlation coefficient
Spear, kendtau, kendtau2, contingtbl—Correlation and contingency tables
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