[Numpy-discussion] quantile() or percentile()

Charles R Harris charlesr.harris at gmail.com
Sun Aug 13 09:28:52 EDT 2017

On Thu, Aug 10, 2017 at 3:08 PM, Eric Wieser <wieser.eric+numpy at gmail.com>

> Let’s try and keep this on topic - most replies to this message has been
> about #9211, which is an orthogonal issue.
> There are two main questions here:
>    1. Would the community prefer to use np.quantile(x, 0.25) instead of np.percentile(x,
>    25), if they had the choice
>    2. Is this desirable enough to justify increasing the API surface?
> The general consensus on the github issue answers yes to 1, but is neutral
> on 2. It would be good to get more opinions.

I think a quantile function would be natural and desirable.


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