skewness: Skewness

skewnessR Documentation

Skewness

Description

Computes the skewness.

Usage

skewness(x)

Arguments

x

a numeric vector containing the values whose skewness is to be computed. NA values are removed in the computation.

Details

If N = \mathrm{length}(x), then the skewness of x is defined as

N^{-1} \mathrm{sd}(x)^{-3} \sum_i (x_i - \mathrm{mean}(x))^3.

Value

The skewness of x.

References

G. Snedecor, W. Cochran. Statistical Methods, Wiley-Blackwell, 1989

Examples

x <- rnorm(100)
skewness(x)

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