# ASTM International - ASTM E2586-10a

## Standard Practice for Calculating and Using Basic Statistics

Organization: | ASTM International |

Publication Date: | 1 September 2010 |

Status: | historical |

Page Count: | 14 |

ICS Code (Application of statistical methods): | 03.120.30 |

##### significance And Use:

This practice provides approaches for characterizing a sample of n observations that arrive in the form of a data set. Large data sets from organizations, businesses, and governmental agencies... View More

##### scope:

1.1 This practice covers methods and equations for computing and presenting basic descriptive statistics using a set of sample data containing a single variable. This practice includes simple descriptive statistics for variable data, tabular and graphical methods for variable data, and methods for summarizing simple attribute data. Some interpretation and guidance for use is also included.

1.2 The system of units for this practice is not specified. Dimensional quantities in the practice are presented only as illustrations of calculation methods. The examples are not binding on products or test methods treated.

1.3 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.