# Standard Deviation Algorithm

In statistics, given a set list of numbers, the standard deviation is a measure of the amount of variation or dispersion within the set.

A low standard deviation indicates that the values tend to be close to the mean value of the set.
A high standard deviation indicates that the values are spread out over a wider range.

The formula to calculate the standard deviation for a given set of numbers is as follows: Where x represents the mean value of the set and n represents the number of values in the set.

Your task is to design an algorithm for a function called standardDeviation() that takes one parameter: a list of integer values. The list can be of any length. Your function will calculate and return the standard deviation for this given list.

#### Python Code

We have started the code for you by creating a function called inputList() that lets the user input any list of numbers, one number at a time. Your task is now to add the code for the standardDeviation() function.

#### Test Plan

 Test # Input Values Expected Output Actual Output #1 7,14,9,21,32,15 8.3199893162325 #2 23,101,52,48,107 32.480147782915 #3 10,40 15 #### Solution...

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