Quantile vs. Quartile

Views: 84

Main Difference

The main difference between Quantile and Quartile is that the Quantile is a cutpoint dividing a set of observations into equal sized groups and Quartile is a the three points that divide the data set into four equal groups in descriptive statistics

  • Quantile (noun)

    One of the class of values of a variate which divides the members of a batch or sample into equal-sized subgroups of adjacent values or a probability distribution into distributions of equal probability.

  • Quartile (noun)

    Any of the three points that divide an ordered distribution into four parts, each containing a quarter of the population.

  • Quartile (noun)

    Any one of the four groups so divided.

    "This school is ranked in the first quartile."

  • Quantile (noun)

    each of any set of values of a variate which divide a frequency distribution into equal groups, each containing the same fraction of the total population.

  • Quantile (noun)

    any of the groups so produced, e.g. a quartile or percentile.

  • Quartile (noun)

    each of four equal groups into which a population can be divided according to the distribution of values of a particular variable

    "in the highest quartile, the mean age was 72"

  • Quartile (noun)

    each of the three values of the random variable which divide a population into quartiles.

Oxford Dictionary
Webster Dictionary
Princeton's WordNet

Popular Comparisons

Latest Comparisons

Trending Comparisons

Adblocker detected! Please consider reading this notice.

We've detected that you are using AdBlock Plus or some other adblocking software which is preventing the page from fully loading.

We don't have any banner, Flash, animation, obnoxious sound, or popup ad. We do not implement these annoying types of ads!

We need money to operate the site, and almost all of it comes from our online advertising.

Please add askdifference.com to your ad blocking whitelist or disable your adblocking software.