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Range of values

returns the difference between the maximum and minimum values of sample data in
`y`

= range(`X`

)`X`

.

If

`X`

is a vector, then`range(X)`

is the range of the values in`X`

.If

`X`

is a matrix, then`range(X)`

is a row vector containing the range of each column in`X`

.If

`X`

is a multidimensional array, then`range`

operates along the first nonsingleton dimension of`X`

, treating the values as vectors. The size of this dimension becomes 1 while the sizes of all other dimensions remain the same. If`X`

is an empty array with first dimension 0, then`range(X)`

returns an empty array with the same size as`X`

.

`range`

treats`NaN`

s as missing values and ignores them.`range`

provides an easily calculated estimate of the spread of a sample. Avoid using`range`

with data that has outliers because they have an undue influence on this statistic.