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can you help me in obtaining the mean error? I was able to obtain the standard deviation for my data, but i don't know how to get the mean error..

thank you very much!

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can you help me in obtaining the mean error? I was able to obtain the standard deviation for my data, but i don't know how to get the mean error..

thank you very much!

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The error issmither777 said:

can you help me in obtaining the mean error? I was able to obtain the standard deviation for my data, but i don't know how to get the mean error..

thank you very much!

|x-mean(x)|

so the mean error is

mean(|x-mean(x)|)

I think this is what is intended, but usually this quanity is called the mean absolute deviation.

The other posibility is if you knew for each sample what should have resulted then it could mean

mean(x_experimental-x_actual)

or

mean(|x_experimental-x_actual|)

Can't you look up exactly what was "mean error" means?

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