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From "Phil Steitz (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Resolved] (MATH-1129) Percentile Computation errs
Date Sun, 05 Oct 2014 18:44:34 GMT
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Phil Steitz resolved MATH-1129.
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Resolution: Fixed
Fix Version/s: 3.4

> Percentile Computation errs
> ---------------------------
>
>                 Key: MATH-1129
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/MATH-1129
>             Project: Commons Math
>          Issue Type: Bug
>    Affects Versions: 3.2
>         Environment: Java 1.8.0
>            Reporter: Carl Witt
>             Fix For: 3.4
>
>
> In the following test, the 75th percentile is _smaller_ than the 25th percentile, leaving
me with a negative interquartile range.
> {code:title=Bar.java|borderStyle=solid}
> @Test public void negativePercentiles(){
>         double[] data = new double[]{
>                 -0.012086732064244697,
>                 -0.24975668704012527,
>                 0.5706168483164684,
>                 -0.322111769955327,
>                 0.24166759508327315,
>                 Double.NaN,
>                 0.16698443218942854,
>                 -0.10427763937565114,
>                 -0.15595963093172435,
>                 -0.028075857595882995,
>                 -0.24137994506058857,
>                 0.47543170476574426,
>                 -0.07495595384947631,
>                 0.37445697625436497,
>                 -0.09944199541668033
>         };
>         DescriptiveStatistics descriptiveStatistics = new DescriptiveStatistics(data);
>         double threeQuarters = descriptiveStatistics.getPercentile(75);
>         double oneQuarter = descriptiveStatistics.getPercentile(25);
>         double IQR = threeQuarters - oneQuarter;
>
>         System.out.println(String.format("25th percentile %s 75th percentile %s", oneQuarter,
threeQuarters ));
>
>         assert IQR >= 0;
>
>     }
> {code}

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