[R] R: stats

Clark Allan Allan at STATS.uct.ac.za
Tue Jul 19 15:28:33 CEST 2005

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.


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