really specific programming gripe

I wish prepackaged standard deviation calculation packages had an option you could toggle to also output the mean, so that I don’t have to go and calculate the mean a second time.

When you’ve got a hefty dataset, this sort of thing can make a difference... though to be fair, my dataset isn’t that hefty, all the calculations get done within five minutes or so; it’s just the principle of the thing, I guess.

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really specific programming gripe

Thinking about how my calculations can be slightly optimized is my way of procrastinating, gah