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Title: A comparison of some new measures of skewness
Authors: Brys, Guy
Hubert, Mia
Struyf, Anja
Issue Date: 2003
Publisher: Physica-Verlag
Host Document: Developments in Robust Statistics. International Conference on Robust Statistics 2001 pages:98-113
Abstract: Asymmetry of a univariate continuous distribution is commonly described as skewness. The well-known classical skewness coefficient is based on the first three moments
of the data set, and hence it is strongly affected by the presence of one or more outliers. In this paper we propose several new measures of skewness which are more robust against outlying values. Their properties are compared using both real and simulated data.
ISBN: 3-7908-1518-7
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IHb
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