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Re: st: RE: RE: A simple but really hard question
on 30/10/02 9:43 pm, Li, Wenjun at WLi1@Lifespan.org wrote:
> 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, is a possible name
How about sixteenths?
Cis-Atlantic music notation is bedevilled with medieval note-value names
called quavers and crotchets and demisemiquavers. The Germans brought to
America a simple system that calls notes whole notes, half, quarter etc.
I frequently refer to n-tiles as quarters, fifths and tenths. The system is
extensible. And, indeed, generating too many quantiles from a small dataset
Incidentally, what happens if you divide your data into three groups based
on rank, send them down the New York drains and teach them martial arts?
Ronan M Conroy (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Lecturer in Biostatistics
Royal College of Surgeons
Dublin 2, Ireland
+353 1 402 2431 (fax 2329)
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