sbe at biochem.usyd.edu.au
Tue Jun 18 04:54:24 EST 1996
Luke Scicluna wrote:
>This I would
> like to do by weighting the resulting value from the subtraction of
> the two means by the standard deviation (or error of the two means).
> Is such a calculation possible.
> Is this clear !!!!!! I hope so statistics is not my field.
> Thanks for any possible ideas.
I _think_ that the maths is:
If you have A +/- SD(A) and B +/- SD(A) then the standard deviation
(SD) of A-B is:
SD(A-B) = SQRT(SD(A)^2 + SD(B)^2)
However, a second opinion would be nice....
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