[R] 95% CI of a IQR and more
David Winsemius
dwinsemius at comcast.net
Sun Dec 12 19:11:17 CET 2010
On Dec 12, 2010, at 10:13 AM, Beckie wrote:
>
> Hi guys!
>
> I have to calculate the 95% CI for the IQR. I have 100samples with
> continuous numbers using a compute-intensive method.
> 1)I can calculate the 95%CI and the IQR, but I don't know how to
> calculate
> the CI of the IQR, does anybody have any idea, which method will be
> appropriate?
You could bootstrap the distribution of the 25th and 75th order
statistics in your sample or you could look up the analytical
distribution in David's "Order Statistics". I can assure you that the
first option will be easier. Come to think of it that would not
actually answer the question, but it should point you to a particular
class of tools.
> 2)I have a 2x2 table with gender vs blue eyes or not.
Making this sound even very much more like homework. (HW not generally
encouraged on R-help. Suggest you read the Posting Guide.)
> How do I calculate the
> expected two-by-two contingency tables? Do I assume that half the
> people are
> female and half are males. And assume some random chance of your
> eyecolor
> being blue?
Doesn't sound right to me. You might want to look at the documentation
and code for fisher.test().
> 3) I have to use a permutation test, to calculate whether there is a
> difference in the median of two samples. - How do I do that? I thought
> permutation test only was for categorical data?
Check out the coin package.
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David Winsemius, MD
West Hartford, CT
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