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i could really go for Google not

2023-06-24 20:00:04.587105+02 by Dan Lyke 2 comments

i could really go for Google not telling me that "average" is a synonym for "median" right about now.

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#Comment Re: i could really go for Google not made: 2023-06-26 03:10:10.726869+02 by: brainopener

I can't find it now... I thought it was in "How to Lie with Statistics" but couldn't find it in the 1990s edition (maybe it was in the original 1950's edition)... but...

As I understand it, ~100 years ago "average" without any modifiers meant "median" and modern advertising (like since TV) are responsible for making "mean" synonymous with "average".

#Comment Re: i could really go for Google not made: 2023-06-26 18:30:18.256326+02 by: Dan Lyke

Eeenteresting. That'd make a little more sense on what I'm searching for (Median income circa 1930).

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