Date: Sat, 04 Apr 1998 00:59:07 +0000 From: Rick White <rick@stat.ubc.ca> To: r-help@stat.math.ethz.ch Subject: R-beta: CI for median in funtion boxplot I noticed that boxplot computes a 95% CI for the median by using median +/- 1.58*IQR./sqrt(n) Where does the 1.58 constant come from? -- Rick White Statistical Consultant U.B.C. Vancouver B.C. Canada rick@stat.ubc.ca -.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.- r-help mailing list -- Read http://www.ci.tuwien.ac.at/~hornik/R/R-FAQ.html Send "info", "help", or "[un]subscribe" (in the "body", not the subject !) To: r-help-request@stat.math.ethz.ch _._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._