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Descriptive Statistics

Select Tools → Statistics menu item to open the statistics dialog. Statistics dialog shows statistics on currently selected table columns or curves on plot. The statistics is updated every time you activate different windows or change the selection in active window. Select multiple instances in one window (columns or curves) to view multiple statistics data.

Statistics dialog

Showed Statistical Properties

By default some statistical properties are not shown. Click Show button to select which properties you want to calculate.

Statistical Functions in Column Formulas

You can also calculate statistics on table columns using column statistics functions when entering column formula. See Functions tab in Set Column Formula dialog for column statistics functions description. These functions are also available in MagicPlot Student edition.

Computational Formulas

Central moments are calculated as follows (see table). All sums are calculated using compensated summation. Central moments are calculated on second pass after Mean calculation.

Property Formula
n The number of non-empty cells
Mean nu_1 = 1/n sum{j}{}{a_j}
Central moments mu_k = 1/n sum{j}{}{(a_j − nu_1)^k}, ~ k = 2...4

MagicPlot uses the following formulas to calculate statistics:

Property Formula
Mean (expected value) mu = nu_1
Variance sigma^2 = {n / {n − 1}} mu_2
Standard deviation sigma = sqrt{sigma^2}
Skewness gamma_1 = sqrt{n (n − 1)} / {n − 2} {mu_3} / {sigma^3}
Kurtosis gamma_2 = {n − 1} / {(n − 2)(n − 3)} ({(n + 1) {mu_4} / {sigma^4} − 3 (n − 1)})
Y Sum s = sum{j}{}{a_j}
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statistics.txt · Last modified: Thu Jan 14 17:15:05 2021 by Alexander