Published Online: 15 JUL 2005
Copyright © 2005 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd
Encyclopedia of Biostatistics
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Milton, R. C. 2005. Quantiles. Encyclopedia of Biostatistics. 6.
- Published Online: 15 JUL 2005
Quantiles are the N − 1 points that divide a distribution or sample data into N equal and ordered parts. Some sets of these N − 1 points have well-known names: median (N = 2) and percentiles (N = 100). Quantiles are commonly used in testing of hypotheses, summarizing sample data, and modeling risk relationships.
- descriptive statistics