Posts Tagged ‘performance metrics’

Average : Mean versus Median

Written by Ingmar Verheij on July 5th, 2011. Posted in Performance testing

I love being averageThe average of a set of numbers is a commonly used, but the defintion of average is poorly understood and can raise the risk of being manipulated.

The average of a set of numbers can be determined with the mean or the median. To better understand the difference between mean and median I will explain the definition of both and illustrate it with examples.