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


From   Elizabeth Allred <lizard@hsph.harvard.edu>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: RE: RE: RE: A simple but really hard question
Date   Wed, 30 Oct 2002 17:05:41 -0500

Yes, I agree! I vote for 16 quantiles. Save sedeciles for Trivial
Pursuit...

Nick Cox wrote:
> 
> 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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