Seduciles sounds a bit sexier
Don
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From: "Elizabeth Allred" <lizard@hsph.harvard.edu>
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Sent: Wednesday, October 30, 2002 15:05
Subject: Re: st: RE: RE: RE: A simple but really hard question
> 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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