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

Stephen J. Turnbull turnbull.stephen.fw at u.tsukuba.ac.jp
Sun Apr 28 05:08:15 EDT 2019

Steven D'Aprano writes:

 > 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?

My students' data is qualitative survey (Likert scale or categorical)
or government-issue, "any" is "good enough for gov't work".

 > - quantiles of a distribution?

You mean the inverse of the cumulative distribution function?  Very

 > - anything else?

Not that I can think of.  Thank you for this addition!


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