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    Re: Standard Deviation Question
    From: David Fleming
    Date: 2013 Jan 5, 20:15 -0800

    To: wmh

    As you say with 20 observations there is not much difference but strictly speaking you should use sample standard deviation.

    Had more measurements of the index correction been made the average value would change, ie you do not know independent of the measurements what the average value for IC is; see Marcel's explanation.

    Further the twenty measurements are just samples from the distrbution of potential measurements they are not the whole population of possible measurements.

    Dave F
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