Summary of data
This screen gives summary statistics for both the raw and the working data sets.
When initially activated the screen shows general statistics for the working
environmental data set. This can be changed using the options in the panel below the
When first activated the data grid will display the following general statistics for the
No. of variables (rows) This is the number of rows of data in the data set.
No. of samples (cols) This is the number of columns in the data set.
No. of zero cells This is the number of zero entries in the data matrix.
No. of non zero cells This is the number of non zero entries in the data matrix.
% of zero cells This is the number of zero entries divided by the number of cells
in the data matrix.
Maximum value This is the maximum value in the data matrix.
Minimum value This is the minimum value in the data matrix.
Range This is the difference between the maximum and minimum values.
Mean This is the mean of all the values in the data matrix.
Standard deviation This is the standard deviation of all the values in the data
Median This is the median of all the values in the data matrix.
By using the radio buttons you can get a wider range of statistical facts about both
the environmental and biological variables and the sites. Remember that these
calculations can be undertaken on either the working or raw data.
To print the output select File|Print
For more information on the statistics presented see:
General dataset statistics
Statistics for columns and rows
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