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RE: st: quartiles


From   peter harper <peterhharper@yahoo.co.uk>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   RE: st: quartiles
Date   Tue, 11 May 2004 23:17:33 +0100 (BST)

Nick
That may explain why I, another author and yet another
author have got different quartile figures.


 --- Nick Cox <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk> wrote: > 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 
> discrepancies. 
> 
> 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 http://www.jstor.org
> 
> Nick 
> n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk 
> 
> 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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