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Re: Idempotence and "Replication Insensitivity" are equivalent ?

From: vc <boston103_at_hotmail.com>
Date: 23 Sep 2006 09:41:47 -0700
Message-ID: <1159029707.585653.267600@m73g2000cwd.googlegroups.com>

Phil Carmody wrote:
> pamelafluente_at_libero.it writes:
> > the Median is the value which minimize the sum of absolute differences
> >
> > ie. sum | xi - c | is minimum for c = MEDIAN()
>
> If I were Bob Silverman, you'd get one heck of a flaming for
> posting something so obviously somewhere in between unintelligible
> and meaningless (including both endpoints) to sci.math.

Are saying that the median does not have the property that it minimizes the sum of absolute deviations ?

>
> Phil
> --
> "Home taping is killing big business profits. We left this side blank
> so you can help." -- Dead Kennedys, written upon the B-side of tapes of
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Received on Sat Sep 23 2006 - 11:41:47 CDT

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