Compute the mean absolute deviation about the mean

ds_mdev(x, data = NULL, na.rm = FALSE)

Arguments

x

a numeric vector

data

a data.frame or tibble

na.rm

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

Details

The ds_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

See also

Examples

ds_mdev(mtcars$mpg)
#> [1] 4.714453
ds_mdev(mpg, mtcars)
#> [1] 4.714453