[R] R: stats

From: Clark Allan <Allan_at_stats.uct.ac.za>
Date: Tue 19 Jul 2005 - 23:28:33 EST


for the stats gurus

does anyone know if there exists a general formula relating the median of a continuous distribution to its moments. the distribution could be skewed or symmetric and is definitely not normal.

the reason for asking is since the median of the particular distribution that i am interested in is difficult (probably impossible) to obtain. the median depends depends on an incomplete gamma distribution. the moments however can be obtained fairly easily.

/
allan



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