[thesite] how many ratings to appear in sidebar?

Luther, Ron Ron.Luther at compaq.com
Tue Jan 22 09:19:48 CST 2002

Hi folks,

Just a quick note ... If you do a 'trim mean' ... just be sure that you
trim both tails ... E.g. For a "10% trim mean" you throw out the 5%
lowest scores *and* the 5% highest scores ... it's a 'balance' thing.

(Yup - The arithmatic mean is just one "measure of centrality" ... there
are many others ... median and mode to name two that may be readily
available in many standard packages of math/stat functions.  {Sorry -
don't have any documentation handy - Is median a standard CF function? -
that would probably take care of this pretty simply.})

-----Original Message-----
> From: Martin
> Or even to disregard outliers when calculating the mean
> (it's a common statistical methodology)

i like that idea as well though that calculation will be much more
to perform.


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