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Title: statistics: incorrect documentation
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Components: Documentation Versions: Python 3.9, Python 3.8, Python 3.7, Python 3.6, Python 3.5
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Created on 2019-10-06 19:10 by lebigot, last changed 2019-10-06 19:20 by rhettinger.

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msg354043 - (view) Author: Eric O. LEBIGOT (lebigot) Date: 2019-10-06 19:10
The documentation for the statistics package indicates that many of its functions (like median()) accept iterators. They seem to actually accept something more convenient, namely iterables.

Thus, iterator could probably be  usefully replaced by iterable on many of the functions (when applicable, which I would expect is everywhere).
msg354044 - (view) Author: Raymond Hettinger (rhettinger) * (Python committer) Date: 2019-10-06 19:20
This is a reasonable suggestion (all iterators are iterable, but not all iterables are iterators).  I'll work on it shortly (in conjunction with some other minor doc fixups).
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