ASTM E2586 - 19 - Standard Practice for Calculating and Using Basic Statistics

ASTM E2586 - 19

Standard Practice for Calculating and Using Basic Statistics

Status : Current   Published : April 2019



1.1 This practice covers methods and equations for computing and presenting basic statistics. This practice includes simple descriptive statistics for variable and attribute data, elementary methods of statistical inference, and tabular and graphical methods for variable 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, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

1.4  This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.

Standard NumberASTM E2586 - 19
TitleStandard Practice for Calculating and Using Basic Statistics
Publication Date01 April 2019
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)No other standards are normatively referenced
Informative References(Provided for Information)No other standards are informatively referenced
Descriptors variance, tolerance interval, standard error, standard deviation, skewness, significance test, significance level, sample statistic, range, q-q plot, p-value, probability plot, prediction interval, population parameter, order statistic, ogive, midrange, median, mean, kurtosis, hypothesis test, histogram, frequency distribution, empirical percentile, dot plot, critical region, confidence interval, boxplot
File Size431 KB

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