# Median

A median is a numerical value separating the upper half of a **sorted** list of numbers from the lower half. In list where there are an odd number of entities, the median is the number found in the middle of the list. If the list contains an even number of entities, then there is no single middle value, instead the median becomes the average of the two numbers found in the middle. For this mission, you are given a non-empty list of integers (int). With it, you must separate the upper half of the numbers from the lower half and find the median.

If you want to practice more with the similar case, try Middle Characters mission.

**Input:** List with integers (int).

**Output:** The median as an integer or float (int | float).

**Examples:**

assert checkio([1, 2, 3, 4, 5]) == 3 assert checkio([3, 1, 2, 5, 3]) == 3 assert checkio([1, 300, 2, 200, 1]) == 2 assert checkio([3, 6, 20, 99, 10, 15]) == 12.5

**How it is used:**
The median has usage for Statistics and Probability theory, it has especially significant value for skewed distribution. For example: we want to know average wealth of people from a set of data - 100 people earn $100 in month and 10 people earn $1,000,000. If we average it out, we get $91,000. This is weird value and does nothing to show us the real picture. In this case the median would give to us more useful value and a better picture.
The Article at Wikipedia.

**Preconditions:**

- 1 < len(data) ≤ 1000
- all(0 ≤ x < 10 ** 6 for x in data)

CheckiO Extensions allow you to use local files to solve missions. More info in a blog post.

In order to install CheckiO client you'll need installed Python (version at least 3.8)

Install CheckiO Client first:

pip3 install checkio_client

Configure your tool

checkio --domain=py config --key=

Sync solutions into your local folder

checkio sync

(in beta testing) Launch local server so your browser can use it and sync solution between local file end extension on the fly. (doesn't work for safari)

checkio serv -d

Alternatevly, you can install Chrome extension or FF addon

checkio install-plugin

checkio install-plugin --ff

checkio install-plugin --chromium

Read more here about other functionality that the checkio client provides. Feel free to submit an issue in case of any difficulties.