# Summary Statistics Task

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A Summary Statistics Task is a descriptive data analysis task to apply a summary statistic function to a dataset.

**Counter-Example(s):****See:**Analysis of Variance, Descriptive Statistics, Arithmetic Mean, Statistical Dispersion, Standard Deviation, Skewness, Kurtosis, Correlation And Dependence, Pearson Product-Moment Correlation Coefficient, Order Statistics, Five-Number Summary.

## References

### 2015

- (Wikipedia, 2015) ⇒ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/summary_statistics Retrieved:2015-2-13.
- In descriptive statistics,
**summary statistics**are used to summarize a set of observations, in order to communicate the largest amount of information as simply as possible. Statisticians commonly try to describe the observations in- a measure of location, or central tendency, such as the arithmetic mean
- a measure of statistical dispersion like the standard deviation
- a measure of the shape of the distribution like skewness or kurtosis
- if more than one variable is measured, a measure of statistical dependence such as a correlation coefficient

- A common collection of order statistics used as summary statistics are the five-number summary, sometimes extended to a seven-number summary, and the associated box plot.
Entries in an analysis of variance table can also be regarded as summary statistics.

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- In descriptive statistics,