# Mean Absolute Deviation Calculator

Instructions: Enter the sample data below and this calculator will provide step-by-step calculation of the Mean Absolute Deviation, using the form below:

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## Mean Absolute Deviation Calculator

More about the Mean Absolute Deviation so you can better understand the results provided by this calculator. For a sample of data, the Mean Absolute Deviation, which is computed as the average of absolute deviations from the mean, corresponds to a measure of deviation associated to a dataset. Mathematically, we get that the Mean Absolute Deviation is computed using the following formula:

$\text{Mean Absolute Deviation Calculator} = \displaystyle \sum_{i=1}^n |\bar x - x_i|$

A similar measure of deviation that you can also use is the mean squared deviation.

If instead, you need a summary of all descriptive statistics, including measures of central tendency and deviation, please check our step-by-step descriptive statistics calculator:

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