Re: A Purpose For Frt Car Distribution Studies

Bruce Smith

On Sun, August 17, 2008 9:06 pm, Rich wrote:
It would appear that we are headed down the road of confusing average
and mean. Which are totally different. Given 10,000 freight cars
past a given point, the average will most likely mimic the national
fleet based on Tim and Dave's data. However, the mean may be skewed
in one direction or the other significantly.

Rich Orr
Um, Rich,

The mean is the average. Are you thinking about the median? (the point at
which half the samples are above that value and half are below).,


Bruce Smith
Auburn, AL

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