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  • BobCox commented on glsmith's instructable Standard Deviation2 years ago
    Standard Deviation

    Standard Deviation, as well as many other statistical functions, has some very restrictive assumptions. The main one is that the population for which you are calculation the Standard Deviation is assumed to be infinite. All populations are less than infinite and therefore any calculation using this formula is an approximate one and the error increaseses with thke more limited population of the sample.

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