Description Usage Arguments Details Value References Examples

Computes the variance analog (VA) for a vector of frequencies of categories.

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`x` |
a vector of frequencies |

`na.rm` |
if TRUE, missing values are removed. If FALSE, NA is returned if there is any NA value. |

According to Wilcox (1973, p. 329), the VA is 'based on the variance, which is defined as the arithmetic mean of the squared differences of each value from the mean'. The formula for the VA is:

*1 - \frac{∑_{i=1}^k ≤ft(f_i - \frac{N}{K}\right)^2}{\frac{N^2(K-1)}{K}}*

The value of the VA statistics, which is normalised (varies between 0 and 1).

Wilcox, Allen R. 'Indices of Qualitative Variation and Political
Measurement.' *The Western Political Quarterly* 26, no. 2 (1 June
1973): 325-43. doi:10.2307/446831.

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