[Python-ideas] Users of statistics software, what quantile functionality would be useful for you?

Steven D'Aprano steve at pearwood.info
Fri Apr 26 23:25:29 EDT 2019

The statistics module is soon to get a quantile function.

For those of you who use statistics software (whether in Python, or 
using other languages) and specifically use quantiles, what sort of 
functionality would be useful to you?

For example:

- evenly-spaced quantiles (say, at 0.25, 0.5, 0.75)?
- unevenly-spaced quantiles (0.25, 0.8, 0.9, 0.995)?
- one quantile at a time?
- any specific definition?
- quantiles of a distribution?
- anything else?

Thanks in advance.


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