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Given a sequence of $N$ $8$-digit numbers, how to calculate the average delta value, thanks.

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By "delta value" do you mean the difference between each of the N numbers? –  infinitesimal Nov 2 '12 at 9:00
@skullpatrol yes –  Foredoomed Nov 2 '12 at 9:19
Take the sum of those numbers and divide it by the number of numbers. –  infinitesimal Nov 2 '12 at 9:51
That is: add up the delta-values, and divide by how many delta-values you are using; to get the average-delta-value. –  infinitesimal Nov 3 '12 at 12:32

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Divide the difference between the last element of the sequence and the first by $N-1$.

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Definitely by $N-1$. Edited to correct. –  Dan Brumleve Nov 2 '12 at 9:54
This assumes that the least of the numbers comes first and the greatest comes last, yes? –  Cameron Buie Nov 2 '12 at 10:07
@Cameron, no, I was not assuming any particular order. –  Dan Brumleve Nov 2 '12 at 10:11

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