[R] Diff btw percentile and quantile

megh megh700004 at yahoo.com
Wed Mar 4 17:10:29 CET 2009

Yes, I aware of those definitions. However I wanted to know the difference
btw the words "Percentile" and "quantile", if any. Secondly your link
navigates to some non-english site, which I could not understand. 

Dieter Menne wrote:
> megh <megh700004 <at> yahoo.com> writes:
>> To calculate Percentile for a set of observations Excel has percentile()
>> function. R function quantile() does the same thing. Is there any
>> significant difference btw percentile and quantile?
> If you check the documentation of quantile, you will note that there are 9
> variants of quantile which may give different values for small sample
> sizes and many ties.
> I found a German page that explains the algorithm Excel uses:
> http://www.excel4managers.de/index.php?page=quantile01
> but I did not check if which of the R-variants this is equivalent to.
> Dieter
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