GENEALOGY-DNA-L Archives

Archiver > GENEALOGY-DNA > 2006-08 > 1155491451


From: Rebekah <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] Averaging
Date: Sun, 13 Aug 2006 12:50:51 -0500
References: <44DF5EC8.7000807@scs.uiuc.edu> <000601c6befd$5a677210$6400a8c0@Ken1> <44DF6274.4010800@mchsi.com> <002801c6bf00$3bed7200$6400a8c0@Ken1>
In-Reply-To: <002801c6bf00$3bed7200$6400a8c0@Ken1>


Ken,

I figured you did but thought that others might not.:-)

Rebekah

Ken Nordtvedt wrote:

> Rebekah, I actually do know how to take an average. My comment was
> mainly about why one would want an average in the context of marker
> repeats, which except in a few interesting cases are integer numbers.
> Repeat distributions --- yes --- they are interesting. Modal values
> of these repeats (the most frequent case) are also interesting as
> shortcut for looking at the whole distribution. But what does one do
> with an average of 14.32 for DYS388 in haplogroup I1a ? I just made
> that number up, by the way, using my memory of the actual situation in
> I1a.
>
> Ken


This thread: