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PERCENTILES

PERCENTILES

Name


    PERCENTILES

Purpose


    Determines what range of a distribution lies within a percentile range.

Category


    Math

Calling Sequence


    Result = PERCENTILES(Values)

Inputs


  Values: Array containing the distribution.

Keyword Parameters


  CONFLIMIT: The fraction of the distribution encompassed. Default: 0.68

Outputs


  A 2-element vector of values that encompass a fraction CONFLIMIT
  of the distribution. For example, if CONFLIMIT=0.68 then Result gives
  the 16th and 85th percentiles.

Example


    IDL> a = 0.01*FINDGEN(101)
    IDL> PRINT, PERCENTILES(a, CONFLIMIT=0.8)
        0.1000000 0.900000

Modification History


    Written by: Jeremy Bailin
    12 June 2008 Public release in JBIU



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