
Q QUANTILE RANGEName:
where q defines a quantile between 0 and 0.5 and _{Xq} denotes the qth quantile of the data. For example, if q = 0.20, then the q quantile range is the difference between the 80th and 20th quantiles of the data. The interquartile range is a special case of the q quantile range with q = 0.25. The q quantile range is used as a robust measure of scale.
<SUBSET/EXCEPT/FOR qualification> where <y> is the response variable; <par> is a parameter where the computed q quantile range is stored; and where the <SUBSET/EXCEPT/FOR qualification> is optional.
LET A = Q QUANTILE RANGE Y1 SUBSET TAG > 2
If <value> is between 1 and 100, it is interpreted as as percentile (i.e., the quantile will be determined by dividing by 100). If <value> is between 0.5 and 1, then 1  <value> will be used. If <value> is less than or equal to 0 or greater than or equal to 100, an error message will be printed.
LET Y1 = LOGISTIC RANDOM NUMBERS FOR I = 1 1 1000 LET Y2 = DOUBLE EXPONENTIAL RANDOM NUMBERS FOR I = 1 1 1000 LET Y3 = NORMAL RANDOM NUMBERS FOR I = 1 1 1000 LET QUANT = 0.10 LET A1 = Q QUANTILE RANGE Y1 LET A2 = Q QUANTILE RANGE Y2 LET A3 = Q QUANTILE RANGE Y3 PRINT A1 A2 A3The following output is generated. PARAMETERS AND CONSTANTS A1  4.1971 A2  3.1889 A3  2.4609Program 2: SKIP 25 READ GEAR.DAT DIAMETER BATCH TITLE AUTOMATIC TITLE CASE ASIS XLIMITS 1 10 MAJOR XTIC MARK NUMBER 10 MINOR XTIC MARK NUMBER 0 XTIC OFFSET 1 1 X1LABEL BATCH X2LABEL Q = 0.20 Y1LABEL Q QUANTILE RANGE OF DIAMETER CHARACTER CIRCLE CHARACTER FILL ON CHARACTER HW 2 1.5 LINE BLANK LET QUANT = 0.20 Q QUANTILE RANGE PLOT DIAMETER BATCH  
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Date created: 09/07/2012 