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Quantile vs. Quartile

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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

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  • 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."

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  • 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.

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