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How do I tell if my data is symmetrical. Previously, my data was right-skewed. I was prompted to take the natural log, but now how do I tell if it is more symmetrical or not? It doesn't look more symmetrical looking at the box plot, but I think it could be looking at the histogram. I have included box plot, but I think it would be best if you could see the first box plot and histogram -- not sure how to include more than one image. 

Shift in Median and Mean:

mean duration of stay: 8.8 days

median duration of stay: 7 days

mean of log-transformed durations: 2.12 days

median of log-transformed durations: 2.08 days

 

Log-Transformed Duration of Stay in Pennsylvania Hospital
id the log-transformation make the distribution more svmmetrical?
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As there is no images of the histogram or box plot for both the data, we can infer whether the data is more symmetrical for log-transformed durations by using the provided mean and median of the log-transforme...

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