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Author steven.daprano
Recipients Journeyman08, docs@python, gvanrossum, iritkatriel, rhettinger, steven.daprano
Date 2021-12-16.12:23:33
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Prompted by Guido's reopening of the ticket, I have given it some more thought, and have softened my views. Jake if you're still around, perhaps there is more to what you said than I initially thought, and I just needed fresh eyes to see it. Sorry for being so slow to come around.

People may be less likely to wrongly imagine there is a single centre location of data if we use the term "central tendency" instead of location. I think we should also drop the reference to mode(), since it only works with discrete data and is not suitable for continuous data.

"The mean is strongly affected by outliers and is not necessarily a typical example of the data points. For a more robust, although less efficient, measure of central tendency, see median()"

How do we feel about linking to Wikipedia? I'd like to link both outliers and central tendency to the appropriate Wikipedia entries.
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