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Table of Contents Univariate Data Measures of Location Median | |
See also: mean, mode, fractiles, Quartile |
When considering the distribution curve (or the histogram) of a sample, the median is the location which divides the area under the curve (or the area of the histogram) into two equal halves. The relative position of the mode, the median, and the mean provides an indication of the skewness of a distribution:
The median is calculated as follows:Example:
Calculate the median of the following values: 4.4, 5.1, 4.1, 6.2, 5.7, 5.6, 7.0
Last Update: 2006-Jän-17