|Posted: May 26, 2004, 2:49 am - IP Logged|
When TV gets too boring and I need a break from fluttering my real life away in front of a monitor I pick up my Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms from McGraw-Hill to look up such as you ask. It didn't let me down.
t-test [Stat] A statistical test involving means of normal populations with unknown standard deviations; small samples are used, based on a variable t equal to the difference between the mean of the sample and the mean of the population divided by a result obtained by dividing the standard deviation of the sample by the square root of the number of individuals in the sample.
Let us know how you go. My own testing of measurements like means, deviations etc showed that the uselessness increased proportionately with the generality of the measurement. So to my mind it's just as applicable as Encke roots. Yer, I know, ask rdarmand.