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st: RE: RE: RE: A simple but really hard question


From   "Nick Cox" <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: RE: RE: RE: A simple but really hard question
Date   Wed, 30 Oct 2002 21:53:30 -0000

Li, Wenjun
>
> Thanks, everyone. A friend has suggested to use "double-octiles" for
> quantiles based on division into 16 groups of equal
> frequency. How do you
> think about this?  "Sedeciles", as suggested by Nick Cox
> [and Nick Winter], is a possible name too.

"Double-octiles" is a mix of English out of French out of
Latin and straight Latin. These linguistic mongrels
are a bad idea. (Like "television"...)

I still vote against a new term, as you are asking.

Nick
n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk

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