[OT] Weighted distribution of Numbers

Ralph DiMola rdimola at evergreeninfo.net
Sun Aug 4 21:54:37 EDT 2019


Thanks all!

I will take a read on that link also.

Ralph DiMola
IT Director
Evergreen Information Services
rdimola at evergreeninfo.net


-----Original Message-----
From: use-livecode [mailto:use-livecode-bounces at lists.runrev.com] On Behalf
Of Mark Wieder via use-livecode
Sent: Sunday, August 04, 2019 7:07 PM
To: dsc--- via use-livecode
Cc: Mark Wieder
Subject: Re: [OT] Weighted distribution of Numbers

On 8/4/19 3:00 PM, dsc--- via use-livecode wrote:
> I'm unsure how often 800 or so changes. I'll call it 800, it is just a
name. Values can range from 0 through 800.
> 
> You can map a number in that range to 0-1 by dividing by 800. That is,
scaled1(n) is n/800.
> 
> I guess you want to map each number n in that into one of 101 bins, 0
through 100.

Yes - that's a weighted mean.
Here's a simple explanation
https://sciencing.com/calculate-weighted-average-5328019.html

...and no, Hermann, it's (you'd think I'd know better than to argue with a
real mathematician here, but...) not lying, it's the addition of another
variable.

--
  Mark Wieder
  ahsoftware at gmail.com

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