[R] standardization

Barry Rowlingson B.Rowlingson at lancaster.ac.uk
Wed May 18 15:17:03 CEST 2005

Peter Dalgaard wrote:

>>SAS Enterprise Miner recommendeds to standardize using X / STDEV(X)
>>versus [X – mean(X)] / STDEV(X)

> This makes absolutely no sense out of context.

  To paraphrase Tanenbaum: "The nice thing about standardization is that 
there's so many ways to do it".



Free On-line Dictionary of Computing:

Andrew Tanenbaum, in his Computer Networks book, once said,
"The nice thing about standards is that there are so many of
them to choose from",


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