From: David Winsemius <dwinsemius_at_comcast.net>

Date: Wed, 25 May 2011 17:09:21 -0400

Date: Wed, 25 May 2011 17:09:21 -0400

On May 25, 2011, at 3:42 PM, rudi wrote:

*> Hi,
**>
*

> can anyone help me to figure out how to compute the percentile of an

*> individual observation with respect to a reference distribution.
**>
**> What I mean is. Let's assume I have a vector consisting of 10 numbers
**> {3,5,8,1,9,5,4,3,5.5,7} and I want figure out what percentile the
**> number 4.9 corresponds to. I failed to find any reference to such a
**> function, although I would assume this must frequently be necessary.
*

?quantile

Talking about percentiles when you only have 10 numbers seems rather misleading, don't you think?

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