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

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Wed, 30 Oct 2002 17:16:22 -0500 |

Hexadeciles? m.p. Elizabeth Allred wrote:

Yes, I agree! I vote for 16 quantiles. Save sedeciles for Trivial Pursuit... Nick Cox wrote:Li, WenjunThanks, 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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