[SciPy-user] Possible bug in stats.describe

Robert Kern robert.kern at gmail.com
Thu Jun 8 22:42:20 CDT 2006

Christopher Mutel wrote:
> Hello.
> I am using the Ubuntu pre-packaged version of SciPy (0.3.2-3ubuntu2).
> In my version, as best as I can tell, the stats.describe function is
> incorrect. It gives the variance of a sample, not the standard
> deviation. Could someone confirm that I am reading this right?

> This is the first time I have ever suspected a bug, so maybe I am
> doing this all wrong. Or has this been noticed already and fixed?

Yes, it has been noticed and the docstring fixed.

Robert Kern

"I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless enigma
 that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as though it had
 an underlying truth."
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