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Chapter 13. Statistical Techniques > Calculating Descriptive Statistics

13.2. Calculating Descriptive Statistics

13.2.1. Problem

You want to characterize a dataset by computing general descriptive or summary statistics.

13.2.2. Solution

Many common descriptive statistics, such as mean and standard deviation, can be obtained by applying aggregate functions to your data. Others, such as median or mode, can be calculated based on counting queries.


  

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