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RE: st: quartiles

From   "Nick Cox" <>
To   <>
Subject   RE: st: quartiles
Date   Tue, 11 May 2004 22:43:35 +0100

There are lots of slightly different 
definitions of quartiles (more generally 
of quantiles) and packages
and sometimes commands within packages 
differ in what they use. This could 
easily account for some apparent 

See for example 

Rob J. Hyndman; Yanan Fan. 1996. 
Sample quantiles in statistical packages 
The American Statistician, 50(4) 361-365.

You may able to access this via


peter harper

> I was merely replying to Clive's suggestion. 
> I have tried various things, I was not getting the
> same answer another author got. But I and a another
> statalist user have agreed that I ask the author, as
> he may have used other figures.

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