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stats[describe]

 range
 Range of a Statistical List Calling Sequence stats[describe, range](data) describe[range](data) Parameters

 data - statistical list Description

 • Important: The stats package has been deprecated. Use the superseding package Statistics instead.
 • The function range of the subpackage stats[describe, ...] finds the minimum and the maximum value of the observations in data.
 • The boundaries of the classes are used for grouped data. Missing data are ignored.
 • The range is a measure of dispersion of the data. For more information about such measures, refer to the standard deviation.
 • The range is useful in finding appropriate boundaries for tallying data (see transform[tallyinto] - note that the upper boundary of classes are exclusive for tallyinto), and for histograms (see statplots[histogram]). One disadvantage of using the range as a dispersion measure is that it is strongly dependent on the extreme values in the data.
 • The data must be numeric.
 • The command with(stats[describe],range) allows the use of the abbreviated form of this command. Examples

Important: The stats package has been deprecated. Use the superseding package Statistics instead.

 > $\mathrm{with}\left(\mathrm{stats}\right):$

The minimum and maximum of the numbers 5, 6, 1, 9 are 1 and 9 respectively:

 > $\mathrm{describe}\left[\mathrm{range}\right]\left(\left[5,6,1,9\right]\right)$
 ${1}{..}{9}$ (1)

For grouped data, it gives the minimal and maximal edge of the classes.

 > $\mathrm{describe}\left[\mathrm{range}\right]\left(\left[\mathrm{Weight}\left(1..2,6\right),\mathrm{Weight}\left(3..7,8\right)\right]\right)$
 ${1}{..}{7}$ (2)