# A question on Statistics

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## A question on Statistics

 Hi, I have a quick question on Statistical distribution as follows, hoping Statisticians here would give me very insightful feedback. Say, I have a large sample from a highly asymmetric distribution ranging from -Inf to +Inf. Now I wish to calculate sample X1 and X2 within which middle 70% probability would reside. One approach x = my sample calculatte quantile(x, prob = 15%) & quantile(x, prob = 85%) another approach calculate quantile(abs[x], prob = 85%) In this case X1 and X2 would be +/- of above result. My question is in all scenarios, are above two approach equivalent? If not which is the better approach to find such range. Thanks,         [[alternative HTML version deleted]] ______________________________________________ [hidden email] mailing list -- To UNSUBSCRIBE and more, see https://stat.ethz.ch/mailman/listinfo/r-helpPLEASE do read the posting guide http://www.R-project.org/posting-guide.htmland provide commented, minimal, self-contained, reproducible code.
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## Re: A question on Statistics

 Christofer, On Sat, 30 Jun 2018 at 12:54, Jeff Newmiller <[hidden email]> wrote: > > You should use Stack Exchange for questions about statistics. Specifically, https://stats.stackexchange.com/ -- H -- OpenPGP: https://sks-keyservers.net/pks/lookup?op=get&search=0xFEBAD7FFD041BBA1If you wish to request my time, please do so using bit.ly/hd1AppointmentRequest. Si vous voudrais faire connnaisance, allez a bit.ly/hd1AppointmentRequest. Sent from my mobile device Envoye de mon portable ______________________________________________ [hidden email] mailing list -- To UNSUBSCRIBE and more, see https://stat.ethz.ch/mailman/listinfo/r-helpPLEASE do read the posting guide http://www.R-project.org/posting-guide.htmland provide commented, minimal, self-contained, reproducible code.
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 Hi, I could post in StackExchange for sure, however I dont think R-help posting guide discourage asking a question about Statistics, atleast formally. I could further clarify if my question is not elaborate enough. And many apologies if it is very trivial - however still I am looking for 2nd opinion on my question. Answer to Jeff's pointer - yes my distribution is assumed to be centered at 0. Thanks, On Sun, Jul 1, 2018 at 8:04 AM Hasan Diwan <[hidden email]> wrote: > Christofer, > On Sat, 30 Jun 2018 at 12:54, Jeff Newmiller <[hidden email]> > wrote: > > > > You should use Stack Exchange for questions about statistics. > > Specifically, https://stats.stackexchange.com/ -- H > -- > OpenPGP: > https://sks-keyservers.net/pks/lookup?op=get&search=0xFEBAD7FFD041BBA1> If you wish to request my time, please do so using > bit.ly/hd1AppointmentRequest. > Si vous voudrais faire connnaisance, allez a bit.ly/hd1AppointmentRequest. > > Sent from my mobile device > Envoye de mon portable > > ______________________________________________ > [hidden email] mailing list -- To UNSUBSCRIBE and more, see > https://stat.ethz.ch/mailman/listinfo/r-help> PLEASE do read the posting guide > http://www.R-project.org/posting-guide.html> and provide commented, minimal, self-contained, reproducible code. >         [[alternative HTML version deleted]] ______________________________________________ [hidden email] mailing list -- To UNSUBSCRIBE and more, see https://stat.ethz.ch/mailman/listinfo/r-helpPLEASE do read the posting guide http://www.R-project.org/posting-guide.htmland provide commented, minimal, self-contained, reproducible code.