Accession Number:

AD0611755

Title:

IBM 7090 PROGRAM FOR LOCATING BIVARIATE MEANS AND BIVARIATE MEDIANS,

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NORTHWESTERN UNIV EVANSTON ILL

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Report Date:

1965-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

23.0

Abstract:

The FORTRAN II program presented here locates two points in a plane. The first is the bivariate analogue of the median, which shares with the median the property of being a center about which the sum of absolute departures is a minimum. An iterative procedure must be used to locate this point. The second point is analogous to the arithmetic mean and is the point from which squared departures is a minimum. The bivariate mean is located by a direct mathematical solution. This report contains 1 a brief summary of the nature and uses of the bivariate mean and median, 2 the method used to obtain these points, 3 instructions for using the program, including a worked example, and 4 the program listing. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE