Compute the mean absolute deviation about the mean

ds_mdev(data, x = NULL)

## Arguments

data A numeric vector or data.frame. Column in data.

## 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

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# vector