@median |

Median.

Computes the median of the elements of x.

Syntax: @median(x[, s])

x: series, vector, matrix

s: (optional) sample string or object when x is a series and assigning to a series

Return: number

When is odd, the median is the middle ordered-observation and when is even, the median is the average of the two middle ordered-observations. The median may be written as

where the order statistics represent the data ordered from low to high.

For series calculations, EViews will use the current or specified workfile sample.

Examples

Let x be a series of length 6 with observations 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. Then

= @median(x)

returns 3.5.

Cross-references

See also
@mean.