# Summarize Variables

Look at the summarize function and how to use it to create summaries of data.

**Summary statistics** are single numerical values that summarize a large number of values. Commonly known examples of summary statistics include the mean (also called the average) and the median (the middle value). Other examples of summary statistics that might not immediately come to mind include the sum, the minimum (the smallest value), the maximum (the largest value) and the standard deviation.

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