Quartiles are the three points that divide the data set into four equal groups, each group comprising a quarter of the data. We could remove the lower and higher quartiles in order to get rid of outliers.
These thoughts were extracted from Udacity online course and cover topics such as: Visualizing relationships in data, Probability, Estimation, Outliers and Normal Distribution, Inference and Regression.
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The standard score is the signed number of standard deviations by which the value of an observation or data point is above the mean value of what is being observed or measured. Observed values above the mean have positive standard scores, while values below the mean have negative standard scores. z = (x - μ)/σ
It's so hard when you're young to look at older people and understand that they have been where you are. It's the weirdest thing. You just can't get your head around that, can you? You can't get your head around the fact that someone who is 60 was once 16, if you're 16. But the fact is they have been, and they remember it.