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Type of statistics
Max – Largest value in L – sorting L(0)
Min – Smallest value in L – L[n-1]
Midpoint – average of max & min – (L[0]+L(n-1))/2
Mean -average of values in L
Mode – most common value in L
Median – “middle” value in L (half bigger, half smaller) – L(n/2)

Statistics by sorting list, all running time 0(1) (constant time)
Statistics on Unsorted list,
1.Sort first, running time 0(n log n) under the comparison model, like sorter
2.Extract the statistic in effectively one scan through the data, running time 0(n), like max, min, median
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