Re: [R] Summary Stats (not summary(x))

From: HBaize <HBaize_at_buttecounty.net>
Date: Wed, 09 Jul 2008 08:41:34 -0700 (PDT)

I think the function describe() in the package "psych" will give you want you want. There are other similar functions in the library "Simple" as well.

Harold

nmarti wrote:
>
> I'm looking for a function that lists a few summary stats for a column (or
> row) of data. I'm aware of summary(x), but that does not give me what I'm
> looking for.
> I'm actually looking for something that is very similar to the descriptive
> statistics tool in excel; i.e. Mean, Std. Error, Std. Deviation, Kurtosis.
> I'm positive that I came across a function that did this (possibly in
> Rmetrics), but now I can't find it. I lost it in the endless mass of R
> functions.
>
> Any help would be appreciated.
>

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