Compute the mean absolute deviation about the mean

ds_mdev(x, na.rm = FALSE)

## Arguments

x |
a numeric vector |

na.rm |
a logical value indicating whether NA values should be stripped before the computation proceeds. |

## Value

Mean absolute deviation of `x`

## Details

The `stat_mdev`

function computes the mean absolute deviation
about the mean. It is different from `mad`

in `stats`

package as
the statistic used to compute the deviations is not `median`

but
`mean`

. Any NA values are stripped from `x`

before computation
takes place

## Deprecated Function

`stat_mdev()`

has been deprecated. Instead use `ds_mdev()`

.

## See also

`mad`

## Examples

ds_mdev(mtcars$mpg)

#> [1] 4.714453