Percentile

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A percentile (or a centile) is a measure used in statistics indicating the value below which a given percentage of observations in a group of observations falls.wikipedia
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Quartile

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The 25th percentile is also known as the first quartile (Q 1 ), the 50th percentile as the median or second quartile (Q 2 ), and the 75th percentile as the third quartile (Q 3 ).

Percentile rank

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The term percentile and the related term percentile rank are often used in the reporting of scores from norm-referenced tests.
For example, a test score that is greater than 75% of the scores of people taking the test is said to be at the 75th percentile, where 75 is the percentile rank.

Percentage

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A percentile (or a centile) is a measure used in statistics indicating the value below which a given percentage of observations in a group of observations falls.
In British English, percent is usually written as two words (per cent), although percentage and percentile are written as one word.

Median

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The 25th percentile is also known as the first quartile (Q 1 ), the 50th percentile as the median or second quartile (Q 2 ), and the 75th percentile as the third quartile (Q 3 ).
The median is the 2nd quartile, 5th decile, and 50th percentile.

Burstable billing

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When ISPs bill "burstable" internet bandwidth, the 95th or 98th percentile usually cuts off the top 5% or 2% of bandwidth peaks in each month, and then bills at the nearest rate.
The 95th percentile is a widely used mathematical calculation to evaluate the regular and sustained use of a network connection.

Speed limit

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The 85th percentile speed of traffic on a road is often used as a guideline in setting speed limits and assessing whether such a limit is too high or low.
The speed limit is commonly set at or below the 85th percentile operating speed (being the speed which no more than 15% of traffic exceeds), and in the US is frequently set 4 to 8 mph below that speed.

Weighted median

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The 50% weighted percentile is known as the weighted median.
In statistics, a weighted median of a sample is the 50% weighted percentile.

Standard deviation

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The normal distribution is plotted along an axis scaled to standard deviations, or sigma (\sigma) units.

Quantile

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In general, percentiles and quartiles are specific types of quantiles.
For an explanation of this definition, see percentiles.

Decile

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A decile is one possible form of a quantile; others include the quartile and percentile.

Summary statistics

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A simple summary of a dataset is sometimes given by quoting particular order statistics as approximations to selected percentiles of a distribution.

Statistics

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A percentile (or a centile) is a measure used in statistics indicating the value below which a given percentage of observations in a group of observations falls.

Norm-referenced test

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The term percentile and the related term percentile rank are often used in the reporting of scores from norm-referenced tests.

Internet service provider

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When ISPs bill "burstable" internet bandwidth, the 95th or 98th percentile usually cuts off the top 5% or 2% of bandwidth peaks in each month, and then bills at the nearest rate.

Growth chart

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Physicians will often use infant and children's weight and height to assess their growth in comparison to national averages and percentiles which are found in growth charts.

Value at risk

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In finance, Value at Risk is a standard measure to assess (in a model dependent way) the quantity under which the value of the portfolio is not expected to sink within a given period of time and given a confidence value.

Normal distribution

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In general terms, for very large populations following a normal distribution, percentiles may often be represented by reference to a normal curve plot.

Infinity

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Mathematically, the normal distribution extends to negative infinity on the left and positive infinity on the right.

68–95–99.7 rule

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This is related to the 68–95–99.7 rule or the three-sigma rule.

Cumulative distribution function

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In the limit, as the sample size approaches infinity, the 100p th percentile (0

Glivenko–Cantelli theorem

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This can be seen as a consequence of the Glivenko–Cantelli theorem.

Linear interpolation

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An alternative to rounding used in many applications is to use linear interpolation between adjacent ranks.

Floor and ceiling functions

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: where uses the floor function to represent the integral part of positive x, whereas x\%1 uses the mod function to represent its fractional part (the remainder after division by 1).