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


From   Marcello Pagano <pagano@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 17:16:22 -0500

Hexadeciles?

m.p.


Elizabeth Allred wrote:
Yes, I agree! I vote for 16 quantiles. Save sedeciles for Trivial
Pursuit...

Nick Cox wrote:

Li, 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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