se: Computes standard error of the mean.

Description Usage Arguments Value Author(s) See Also Examples

Description

Computes the standard error of the mean (i.e., standard deviation divided by the square root of the sample size).

Usage

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se(x, na.rm = TRUE)

Arguments

x

A numeric vector.

na.rm

A logical that indicates whether missing values should be removed before computing the standard error.

Value

A single numeric that is the standard error of the mean of x.

Author(s)

Derek H. Ogle, derek@derekogle.com

See Also

See se in sciplot for similar functionality.

Examples

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x <- 1:20
sd(x)/sqrt(length(x))
se(x)

# all return NA if missing values are not removed
x2 <- c(x,NA)
sd(x2)/sqrt(length(x2))

# Better if missing values are removed
se(x2,na.rm=FALSE)
sd(x2,na.rm=TRUE)/sqrt(length(x2[complete.cases(x2)]))
se(x2)

FSA documentation built on July 17, 2021, 5:07 p.m.

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