Mean, median, and mode

Peter Hansen peter at engcorp.com
Mon Dec 6 21:07:11 CET 2004


Michael Fuhr wrote:
> Josiah Carlson <jcarlson at uci.edu> writes:
> 
> 
> 
>>"Robert Brewer" <fumanchu at amor.org> wrote:
>>
>>>Josiah Carlson wrote:
>>>
>>>>median = lambda x: x.sort() or x[len(x)//2]
>>>
>>>That...is a really sneaky use of null return values. I like. :)
>>
>>Thank you, I'm just using a paradigm (exploiting lambdas) that I picked
>>up while going through various functional programming modules.
> 
> 
> print median([1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6])
> 4
> 
> Shouldn't the median be 3.5?

According to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Median you are correct.



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