This mean absolute deviation calculator will quickly compute the average distance between each data point in your set and the mean, giving you a measure of variability.

## Mean Absolute Deviation Calculator

### How to Use the Calculator

To use this Mean Absolute Deviation (MAD) calculator, simply input your dataset numbers separated by commas into the field. Once you’ve entered your data, click the “Calculate” button. The calculator will then display the mean absolute deviation of your dataset.

### How It Works

The Mean Absolute Deviation (MAD) represents the average distance between each data point and the mean of the dataset. This calculator first computes the mean of the input numbers. Then, it calculates the absolute differences between each data point and the mean. Finally, it averages those differences to find the MAD. It is a measure of volatility that conveys information about the variability in your dataset.

### Limitations

This Mean Absolute Deviation calculator only accepts numeric values separated by commas. Any other input will be ignored or could cause an error. Please ensure that the input format is strictly adhered to for accurate computation. Large datasets may take a moment to process, but this calculator is not suitable for extremely large datasets or datasets requiring high-precision calculations beyond two decimal places.