median {stats}R Documentation

Median Value

Description

Compute the sample median of the vector of values given as its argument.

Usage

median(x, na.rm = FALSE)

Arguments

x a numeric vector containing the values whose median is to be computed.
na.rm a logical value indicating whether NA values should be stripped before the computation proceeds.

References

Becker, R. A., Chambers, J. M. and Wilks, A. R. (1988) The New S Language. Wadsworth & Brooks/Cole.

See Also

quantile for general quantiles.

Examples

median(1:4)# = 2.5 [even number]
median(c(1:3,100,1000))# = 3 [odd, robust]

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