[R] standard error for median

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Sat Mar 7 22:24:12 CET 2009


It is an example (both via asymptotic theory and the bootstrap) in 
chapter 5 of MASS (the book).  The functions used are in the scripts 
of the MASS package, but you will need to understand the theory being 
used as described in the book.

On Sat, 7 Mar 2009, Ralph Scherer wrote:

> Dear all,
>
> is it possible to estimate a standard error for the median?
> And is there a function in R for this?
> I want to use it to describe a skewed distribution.
>
> Thanks in advance,
> Ralph
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