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Other Statistics

Although the five basic descriptive statistics go a long way in describing data sets, we will make use of other statistics throughout this course. We can roughly classify them into three broad categories: Measures of Center , Measures of Scale or Noise    , Measures of Relationships . In this section we will consider two classes and discuss measures of relationships in the next section.

Denote our generic sample by

x1, x2, ... , xn