Average vs Mean
brian.goetz at oracle.com
Wed Jun 26 18:11:07 PDT 2013
I'll add a note.
On 6/26/2013 6:51 PM, Richard Warburton wrote:
> The 'average' method on specialised streams, such as DoubleStream, doesn't
> specify which form of average is to be used. Looking at the code in
> DoublePipeline its the mean. Would it be possible to say that the mean is
> used in the javadoc?
> I've noticed when talking to both Americans and Canadians that common usage
> is to equate average with mean. Whilst this is still the presumed
> colloquial interpretation in the UK the term 'average' is used to refer to
> any measure of central tendency. The terms mean, median and mode are used
> for the specific types of average.
> I appreciate this is a fairly 'picky' request, but I do think there's an
> easily clarified confusion here.
> Dr. Richard Warburton
> @RichardWarburto <http://twitter.com/richardwarburto>
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