Statistical Word of the Week
Week #18 - Centroid
The centroid is a measure of center in multi-dimensional space.
The centroid is a measure of center in multi-dimensional space. The centroid of several continuous variables is the vector of means of those variables. A geographic centroid in two dimensional space is the point at which the geographic entity would balance if placed on the tip of a pin. Lebanon, Kansas, for example, is the geographic centroid of the contiguous lower 48 states in the U.S.
The Institute for Statistics Education offers an extensive glossary of statistical terms, available to all for reference and research. We will provide a statistical term every week, delivered directly to your inbox. To improve your own statistical knowledge, sign up here.
Rather not have more email? Bookmark our "Stats Word of the Week" page.
Want to be notified of future courses?Yes