exkurtosisType: Kurtosis Type

Description Usage Arguments Details Value Examples

View source: R/exkurtosisType.R

Description

Gets the type of (excess) kurtosis

Usage

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exkurtosisType(kurtosis)

Arguments

kurtosis

numeric.

Details

Kurtosis is a measure of the tailedness of a distribution. Distributions can be compared to the Normal distribution by whether their kurtosis is higher, lower or the same as that of the Normal distribution.

A distribution with a negative excess kurtosis is called 'platykurtic', a distribution with a positive excess kurtosis is called 'leptokurtic' and a distribution with an excess kurtosis equal to zero is called 'mesokurtic'.

Value

Returns one of 'platykurtic', 'mesokurtic' or 'leptokurtic'.

Examples

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