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Principal Points of Symmetric, Strongly Unimodal Distributions
Statistics and Probability Letters
  • Thaddeus Tarpey, Wright State University - Main Campus
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
7-1-1994
Abstract
Examples illustrate that splitting a symmetric, unimodal distribution into two groups so as to minimize the sum of the within-group variances does not always occur at the mean. Strong unimodality is shown to be a sufficient condition for the optimal cutpoint to occur at the mean.
DOI
10.1016/0167-7152(94)90012-4
Citation Information
Thaddeus Tarpey. "Principal Points of Symmetric, Strongly Unimodal Distributions" Statistics and Probability Letters Vol. 20 Iss. 4 (1994) p. 253 - 257 ISSN: 0167-7152
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/thaddeus_tarpey/30/