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    HI ! Excuse me for my english, my writing is not very good. I want to know what implies or what explains in an excercise when the standard deviation (STD=67) is higher than the mean (M=38), and the histogram behaves like an exponential distribution.
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    Re: Higher standard deviation than the mean

    Very skewed data. Mean and std arenot appropriate parameters.
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    Re: Higher standard deviation than the mean

    thanks... ¿What parameters you recommend me used in these cases?

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    Re: Higher standard deviation than the mean


    Data looks to be VERY skewed, perhaps report the median, interquartile range, as well as min and max. Given those 4 values the reader should better understand its distribution.
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