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Name: Percentiles
ID: m10805
Language: English (en)
Summary: This module gives the definition of percentile along with several examples
Subject: Mathematics and Statistics
Keywords: percentile
License: Creative Commons Attribution License CC-BY 1.0

Authors: David Lane (
Copyright Holders: David Lane (
Maintainers: David Lane (, Eileen Meyer (

Latest version: 2.11 (history)
First publication date: Aug 13, 2002 12:00 am -0500
Last revision to module: Sep 20, 2010 9:43 am -0500


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Version History

Version: 2.11 Sep 20, 2010 9:43 am -0500 by David Lane
Typo corrected. 32.5% was changed to 32.5

Version: 2.10 Jul 8, 2010 12:27 pm -0500 by David Lane
Correction made to "two simple definitions"

Version: 2.9 Apr 20, 2008 2:57 pm -0500 by David Lane
Typos corrected; external links corrected.

Version: 2.8 Oct 16, 2007 5:08 pm -0500 by David Lane
 Corrected typo changing "rank" to "score" in the section on definition of percentile.

Version: 2.7 Jan 27, 2006 11:51 am -0600 by David Lane
Corrected error in Example 3.

Version: 2.6 Apr 20, 2005 8:31 pm -0500 by David Lane
Typo in example 3 for variable 
FR is corrected.

Version: 2.5 Jun 20, 2003 12:00 am -0500 by Liqun Wang
Correct one term link.

Version: 2.4 Jun 20, 2003 12:00 am -0500 by Liqun Wang
1. change version from 0.4 to 0.5
2. add an link (before it is empty) 

Version: 2.3 Mar 14, 2003 12:00 am -0600 by Charlet Reedstrom
fixed link and typos, updated text, fixed eqn with wrong math

Version: 2.2 Nov 11, 2002 12:00 am -0600 by (Unknown)
added maintainer

Version: 2.1 Aug 14, 2002 12:00 am -0500 by (Unknown)
Completion of module.  Metadata, abstract and keywords added.  Print is fine

Version: 2.0 Aug 13, 2002 12:00 am -0500 by (Unknown)
Added initial template for new module m10805

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