Chapter 4. Statistical Distribution Measures

  1. Clemens Reimann M.Sc. in Mineralogy and Petrology, Ph.D. in Geosciences, D.Sc. in Applied Geochemistry lecturer senior geochemist director professor chairman acting vice president associate editor1,
  2. Peter Filzmoser Applied Mathematics visiting professor2,
  3. Robert G. Garrett Mining Geology and Applied Geochemistry Emeritus Scientist3 and
  4. Rudolf Dutter M.Sc., Ph.D. senior statistician full professor post-doctoral fellow2

Published Online: 18 APR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470987605.ch4

Statistical Data Analysis Explained: Applied Environmental Statistics with R

Statistical Data Analysis Explained: Applied Environmental Statistics with R

How to Cite

Reimann, C., Filzmoser, P., Garrett, R. G. and Dutter, R. (2008) Statistical Distribution Measures, in Statistical Data Analysis Explained: Applied Environmental Statistics with R, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470987605.ch4

Author Information

  1. 1

    Geological Survey of Norway, Norway

  2. 2

    Vienna University of Technology, Austria

  3. 3

    Geological Survey of Canada, Canada

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 18 APR 2008
  2. Published Print: 4 APR 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470985816

Online ISBN: 9780470987605

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Keywords:

  • statistical distribution measure;
  • MEAN in arithmetic mean;
  • computer arithmetic precision limitation;
  • M-estimator and MEDIAN;
  • statistical tabulation - skewness and kurtosis;
  • lognormal distribution - central value;
  • spread estimation measure;
  • quartiles, quantiles, percentiles and interquartile range (IQR);
  • median absolute deviation (MAD)

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Central value

  • Measures of spread

  • Quartiles, quantiles and percentiles

  • Skewness

  • Kurtosis

  • Summary table of statistical distribution measures

  • Summary