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[Shiny App] Sampling Distributions of Various Statistics

[Shiny App] Sampling Distributions of Various Statistics

This app allows the user to draw repeated samples from a specified population shape (normal, left-skewed, right-skewed, uniform, or bimodal). The user also specifies a statistic from the pull-down menu in the left panel. When a sample is generated by pressing the "Draw samples" button, a histogram of that sample is plotted in the graph at left, and the sample statistic is added to the sampling distribution histogram at right. The total number of samples is tracked at the bottom of the page, and the user may also elect to display the mean and standard deviation of the sampling distribution by checking the box. Above these two graphs, the user may also click to display the population curve and parameter of interest.



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