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Getting an unknown error on calculating Standard Deviation.

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I was trying to calculation using inbuilt Standard Deviation function but getting an error.
I ran the following code
load myfile.mat
std(v)
Error:
Error using var (line 74)
Invalid data type. First input argument must be single or double.
Error in std (line 59)
y = sqrt(var(varargin{:}));
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Atul Upadhyay
Atul Upadhyay on 19 Jun 2020
I can see that the vector you are using has the int8 datatype in it and it contains values from 0 to 100. So, while calculating standard deviation there are chances of overflow.
Typecast the vector v to ‘double’ to get the desired output.
load myfile.mat;
v=double(v);
sd=std(v);
Refer to the following documentation to know more about datatypes in MATLAB.
https://in.mathworks.com/help/matlab/matlab_prog/integers.html

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Atul Upadhyay
Atul Upadhyay on 19 Jun 2020
I can see that the vector you are using has the int8 datatype in it and it contains values from 0 to 100. So, while calculating standard deviation there are chances of overflow.
Typecast the vector v to ‘double’ to get the desired output.
load myfile.mat;
v=double(v);
sd=std(v);
Refer to the following documentation to know more about datatypes in MATLAB.
https://in.mathworks.com/help/matlab/matlab_prog/integers.html

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