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Jigneshbharati
Posted: Sunday, November 22, 2020 2:40:04 AM
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"The standard deviation is the measure of how spread out a normally distributed set of data is."
I was reading about the basics of statistics.
Normal Distribution of Data
What does "measure" exactly mean in the given context?
I thought it should be "a measure of..." not "the measure of..."
Sarrriesfan
Posted: Sunday, November 22, 2020 2:45:32 AM

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Jigneshbharati wrote:
"The standard deviation is the measure of how spread out a normally distributed set of data is."
I was reading about the basics of statistics.
Normal Distribution of Data
What does "measure" exactly mean in the given context?
I thought it should be "a measure of..." not "the measure of..."


A measure of, there are several methods by which something can be measured, this is one of those methods.
The method of, this is the only way that can be used to measure something.
Jigneshbharati
Posted: Sunday, November 22, 2020 2:55:48 AM
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