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# DIFFERENCE OF MINIMUM

Name:
DIFFERENCE OF MINIMUM (LET)
Type:
Let Subcommand
Purpose:
Compute the difference between the minimums for two response variables.
Description:
The minimum is the smallest value of a response variable.

For the differeence of minimums, the minimum is computed for each of two samples then their difference is taken.

Syntax:
LET <par> = DIFFERENCE OF MINIMUM <y1> <y2>
<SUBSET/EXCEPT/FOR qualification>
where <y1> is the first response variable;
<y2> is the first response variable;
<par> is a parameter where the computed difference of the minimums is stored;
and where the <SUBSET/EXCEPT/FOR qualification> is optional.
Examples:
LET A = DIFFERENCE OF MINIMUM Y1 Y2
LET A = DIFFERENCE OF MINIMUM Y1 Y2 SUBSET X > 1
Note:
Dataplot statistics can be used in a number of commands. For details, enter

Default:
None
Synonyms:
None
Related Commands:
 MINIMUM = Compute the minimum. MAXIMUM = Compute the maximum. MEDIAN = Compute the median. QUANTILE = Compute a quantile. STANDARD DEVIATION = Compute the standard deviation. DIFFERENCE OF MAXIMUM = Compute the difference of the maximums. DIFFERENCE OF MEDIAN = Compute the difference of the medians. DIFFERENCE OF QUANTILE = Compute the difference of a quantile. STATISTICS PLOT = Generate a statistic versus subset plot. BOOTSTRAP PLOT = Generate a bootstrap plot. TABULATE = Perform a tabulation for a specified statistic.
Applications:
Data Analysis
Implementation Date:
2003/03
Program:
```SKIP 25
READ IRIS.DAT Y1 TO Y4 X
.
LET A = DIFFERENCE OF MINIMUM Y1 Y2
TABULATE DIFFERENCE OF MINIMUM Y1 Y2 X
.
XTIC OFFSET 0.2 0.2
X1LABEL GROUP ID
Y1LABEL DIFFERENCE OF MINIMUM
CHAR X
LINE BLANK
DIFFERENCE OF MINIMUM PLOT Y1 Y2 X
CHAR X ALL
LINE BLANK ALL
BOOTSTRAP DIFFERENCE OF MINIMUM PLOT Y1 Y2 X
```
Dataplot generated the following output.
```       *******************************************
**  LET A = DIFFERENCE OF MINIMUM Y1 Y2  **
*******************************************

THE COMPUTED VALUE OF THE CONSTANT A             =  0.23000002E+01

**********************************************
**  TABULATE DIFFERENCE OF MINIMUM Y1 Y2 X  **
**********************************************

*    Y1       AND Y2
X           *    DIFFERENCE OF MINIMUMS
**********************************************
1.00000     *     2.00000
2.00000     *     2.90000
3.00000     *     2.70000

GROUP-ID AND STATISTIC WRITTEN TO FILE DPST1F.DAT
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Date created: 03/27/2003
Last updated: 11/09/2015