[R] quantile from quantile table calculation without original data

Jeff Newmiller jdnewm|| @end|ng |rom dcn@d@v|@@c@@u@
Fri Mar 5 19:09:41 CET 2021

Your example could probably be resolved with approx. If you want a more robust solution, it looks like the fBasics package can do spline interpolation. You may want to spline on the log  of your size variable and use exp on the output if you want to avoid negative results.

On March 5, 2021 1:14:22 AM PST, PIKAL Petr <petr.pikal using precheza.cz> wrote:
>Dear all
>I have table of quantiles, probably from lognormal distribution
> dput(temp)
>temp <- structure(list(size = c(1.6, 0.9466, 0.8062, 0.6477, 0.5069,
>0.3781, 0.3047, 0.2681, 0.1907), percent = c(0.01, 0.05, 0.1,
>0.25, 0.5, 0.75, 0.9, 0.95, 0.99)), .Names = c("size", "percent"
>), row.names = c(NA, -9L), class = "data.frame")
>and I need to calculate quantile for size 0.1
>plot(temp$size, temp$percent, pch=19, xlim=c(0,2))
>ss <- approxfun(temp$size, temp$percent)
>points((0:100)/50, ss((0:100)/50))
>If I had original data it would be quite easy with ecdf/quantile
>function but without it I am lost what function I could use for such
>Please, give me some hint where to look.
>Best regards
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