Different positive/negative error values


by zhermes
Tags: error bars, standard deviation, statistics
zhermes
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Nov21-10, 11:41 PM
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If you have some distribution, the standard deviation is defined as symmetric about the mean; what measure do people use for different positive and negative error values?
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St41n
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Nov22-10, 08:16 AM
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What do you mean? Why can't you use standard deviation?
HallsofIvy
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Nov22-10, 09:14 AM
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What is it, exactly, that you are trying to measure?


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