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QUANTILES

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French Equivalent: Quantiles

Definition:
The class (n-1) partition values of a variate which divide the total frequency of a population or a sample into a given number n of equal proportions. For example, if n=4 the n-1 values are the quartiles although the central variate value is generally termed the median.

Source Publication:
A Dictionary of Statistical Terms, 5th edition, prepared for the International Statistical Institute by F.H.C. Marriott. Published for the International Statistical Institute by Longman Scientific and Technical.

Cross References:
Decile
Octiles
Percentiles
Quintiles

Statistical Theme: Methodological information (metadata)

Created on Sunday, May 26, 2002

Last updated on Thursday, August 11, 2005