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Learning Statistics with Python

Mean or MedianMean or Median

Mean and median are very similar; both determine the mean value of the sample and give us the possibility to conclude the sample of numbers at all.

Are there any differences between the terms?

Look at the example of finding mean and median of the salaries of IT specialists; look at the last of them with the highest salary.

Median or Mean


The mean value is susceptible to extremely small or high values compared to the median. So, if we know that the values in a sequence aren't similar, it is better to use the median. In our example, the mean value is twice higher as the median; the median looks more truly.


Choose lists where the mean and the median value will differ dramatically.

Select a few correct answers

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Chapter 7