The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration publishes temperature data in Climatography of the United States. According to that document, the annual average maximum and minimum temperatures for selected cities in the United States are as provided on the WeissStats CD.
a. Obtain the mean, median, and mode(s) of the data. Determine which of these measures of center is best, and explain your answer.
b. Determine the range and sample standard deviation of the data.
c. Find the five-number summary and interquartile range of the data.
d. Identify potential outliers, if any.
e. Obtain and interpret a boxplot.