[R] Diff btw percentile and quantile
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:
> but I did not check if which of the R-variants this is equivalent to.
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> and provide commented, minimal, self-contained, reproducible code.
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