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Re: st: RE: RE: RE: A simple but really hard question
At 21:53 30/10/02 +0000, Nick Cox wrote:
An alternative "linguistic mongrel" might be "hexadeciles", which is
Graeco-Latin, but might be understood by a general numerate audience, given
that we seem to be stuck with "hexadecimal". However, "sedeciles" is, of
course, more correct Latin, and as such is less likely to cause
long-running threads in RSS News.
> 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.
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