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I analyzed the regular-season standings for each of those teams by year since 19971 and translated each team’s winning percentage at the end of the regular season2 into a z-score to find how many standard deviations it was from the mean that season.
Only the 1988 and 1981 seasons ended with a smaller standard deviation of team Elo ratings than 1982 did — which, in turn, helped set an uncertain tone for 1983 that didn’t let up all season.The First Week Of The NFL Season Was Pure Chaos. What Does That Mean For The Rest Of It?|Neil Paine (firstname.lastname@example.org)|September 16, 2021|FiveThirtyEight
I translated each team’s winning percentage at the end of the regular season15 into a set of z-scores to find how many standard deviations a metropolitan area’s16 winning percentage was from the mean that season.
One quick way to measure how much parity baseball has seen this year — relative to the same stage of previous seasons — is to look at the standard deviation of winning percentages.Who’s Good And Bad In MLB This Year? We Don’t Really Know.|Neil Paine (email@example.com)|May 10, 2021|FiveThirtyEight
Our analysis shows that the standard deviation of Elo’s prediction errors drops steadily over the first five races of a season, then falls at a slower rate over the next few races before plateauing by midseason.In Formula One, Does The Driver Or Car Matter More?|Justin Moore|April 15, 2021|FiveThirtyEight
Using standard methods, the cost of printing DNA could run upwards of a billion dollars or more, depending on the strand.
The same Pediatrics journal notes that 17 states have some form of exception to the standard parental consent requirement.
Christopher Nolan, Interstellar “My films are always held to a weirdly high standard,” Nolan told me.Oscars 2015: The Daily Beast’s Picks, From Scarlett Johansson to ‘Boyhood’|Marlow Stern|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Completed in 1953 and composed with standard line breaks and punctuation, the book was completely ignored upon submission.
The End of Gangs By Sam Quinones, Pacific-Standard Los Angeles gave America the modern street gang.The Daily Beast’s Best Longreads, Dec 29-Jan 4, 2014|William Boot|January 4, 2015|DAILY BEAST
And it would be hard indeed, if so remote a prince's notions of virtue and vice were to be offered as a standard for all mankind.Gulliver's Travels|Jonathan Swift
The new creed, called the King's Book, approved by the houses of convocation, and made the standard of English orthodoxy.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology|Joel Munsell
The news of these successes brought crowds of volunteers to our standard.
As regards Great Britain, the gold standard is yet preserved for all practical purposes.Readings in Money and Banking|Chester Arthur Phillips
Above, great standard electric lamps shed their white glare upon the eddying throng casting a myriad of grotesque shadows.The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol|William J. Locke
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In statistics, a measure of how much the data in a certain collection are scattered around the mean. A low standard deviation means that the data are tightly clustered; a high standard deviation means that they are widely scattered.