Date: Tue, 23 Nov 1999 10:45:15 +0000
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From: "R. Allan Reese" <R.A.Reese@GRI.HULL.AC.UK>
Subject: Re: skew statistics re-scaled?
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On Mon, 22 Nov 1999, Nichols, David wrote:
> Both skewness and kurtosis would be 0 for a perfectly normal distribution.
Oh no it isn't! (Yes, it's that time of year.)
I'll let everyone check what the kurtosis of an N(0,1) distribution might
be, with the comment that Kendall and Buckland state "It is doubtful
whether any single ratio can adequately measure the quality of
peakedness" and the observation that in nearly thirty years I have never
quoted or used the kurtosis value in an analysis.
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