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American Statistician
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Moments or l moments? An example comparing two measures of distributional shape

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Abstract

The shape of a probability distribution is often summarized by the distribution’s skewness and kurtosis. However, alternative measures of skewness and kurtosis based on L moments quantify deviations from the Normal distribution in a way that is more concordant with the powers of goodness-of-fit tests of Normality. © 1992 American Statistical Association.

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01 Jan 1992

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American Statistician

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