Compute the mean absolute deviation about the mean

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

## Arguments

x a numeric vector a data.frame or tibble 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

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