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Python Math: Calculate the standard deviation

Python Math: Exercise-57 with Solution

Write a Python program to calculate the standard deviation of the following data.

Sample Solution:-

Python Code:

import math
import sys

def sd_calc(data):
    n = len(data)

    if n <= 1:
        return 0.0

    mean, sd = avg_calc(data), 0.0

    # calculate stan. dev.
    for el in data:
        sd += (float(el) - mean)**2
    sd = math.sqrt(sd / float(n-1))

    return sd

def avg_calc(ls):
    n, mean = len(ls), 0.0

    if n <= 1:
        return ls[0]

    # calculate average
    for el in ls:
        mean = mean + float(el)
    mean = mean / float(n)

    return mean

data = [4, 2, 5, 8, 6]
print("Sample Data: ",data)
print("Standard Deviation : ",sd_calc(data))

Sample Output:

Sample Data:  [4, 2, 5, 8, 6]                                                                                 
Standard Deviation :  2.23606797749979

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Python Math: Calculate the standard deviation of the following data

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Flowchart: Calculate the standard deviation of the following data

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