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The area of a bar is proportional to the frequency of occurrence of values in the interval. The most important choice in drawing a histogram is the number of categories, as quite different visual impressions can be conveyed by different choices. 1 categories. 5 Albumin (mg/dl) Histograms of serum albumin concentration in 418 PBC patients, using two different sets of 34 DESCRIPTIVE STATISTICS data made available on the Web by T. M. Therneau of the Mayo Clinic. With five categories the distribution appears fairly symmetric, with a single peak.

The total number of errors is (124 0) + (27 1) + (5 2) + (0 3) = 37; that is, there are 124 lines without errors; 27 lines each of which contains one error, for a total of 27 errors for these types of lines; and 5 lines with two errors, for a total of 10 errors for these types of lines; and finally, no lines with 3 errors (or more). So the arithmetic mean is y= fy = f fy n since the frequencies, f , add up to n, the sample size. Here, the sum fy is over observed values of y, each value appearing once.

The arithmetic mean of a sample of values of a variable is the average of all the observations. 1. The arithmetic mean of the data is 30 + 26 + 26 + 15 + 28 + 37 = 487 . 5. ) Notation. The specification of some of the statistics to be calculated can be simplified by the use of notation. We use a capital letter for the name of a variable and the corresponding lowercase letter for a value. For example, Y = aflatoxin level (the name of the variable); y = 30 (the value of aflatoxin level for a particular specimen).

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