Calculates summary statistics.


Updated 17 Mar 2006

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Calculates summary statistics to provide a quick overview of data.

There are two functions here: the first calculates min, max, mean, median, standard deviation, and does not require any additional toolboxes. The second also calculates quartiles, and the frequency of each data value. This version requires the statistics toolbox.

Cite As

Richie Cotton (2023). summary (, MATLAB Central File Exchange. Retrieved .

MATLAB Release Compatibility
Created with R14SP3
Compatible with any release
Platform Compatibility
Windows macOS Linux

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Version Published Release Notes

New functionality: includes size of data.