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From: Greg Heath <heath@alumni.brown.edu>
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Subject: Re: standard deviation from range
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On Aug 12, 9:52 am, "Mike " <mike.cur...@rbccm.com> wrote:
> I have some statistics from a set of univariate data including, number of observations, mean and range.  Assuming that the data come from a normal >population, I'd like the distribution of the standard deviation of the population.

There is only one population standard deviation.

I assume you want a single sample estimate of the
standard deviation, NOT the distribution of single
sample estimates frorn samples of size N.

If that is correct, I believe there are formulae from
the theory of "extreme value statistics" and/or
"order statistics" relating extreme values, mean
and variance.

> Anybody know how to do this or a good source?

I would search using the keywords "extreme value
statistics" and/or "order statistics"

Also, correct the ambiguity of your question and
post to sci.stat.math.

Hope this helps.

Greg