Different positive/negative error values

  1. 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?
  2. jcsd
  3. What do you mean? Why can't you use standard deviation?
  4. HallsofIvy

    HallsofIvy 41,265
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    What is it, exactly, that you are trying to measure?
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