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### :: Tukey lambda PPCC Plot - Free Statistics Software (Calculator) ::

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This free online software (calculator) computes the Tukey lambda PPCC Plot that is used to identify whether a distribution is short or long tailed (only applies to symmetric distributions). In addition it can indicate several common distributions. Specifically,
 lambda = -1: distribution is approximately Cauchy lambda = 0: distribution is exactly logistic lambda = 0.14: distribution is approximately normal lambda = 0.5: distribution is U-shaped lambda = 1: distribution is exactly uniform

If the Tukey Lambda PPCC plot gives a maximum value near 0.14, we can reasonably conclude that the normal distribution is a good model for the data. If the maximum value is less than 0.14, a long-tailed distribution such as the double exponential or logistic would be a better choice. If the maximum value is near -1, this implies the selection of very long-tailed distribution, such as the Cauchy. If the maximum value is greater than 0.14, this implies a short-tailed distribution such as the Beta or uniform.

source: NIST/SEMATECH e-Handbook of Statistical Methods, http://www.itl.nist.gov/div898/handbook/, 2006-10-03.

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 Send output to: Browser Blue - Charts White Browser Black/White CSV MS Excel MS Word Data (click to load default data) 112 118 132 129 121 135 148 148 136 119 104 118 115 126 141 135 125 149 170 170 158 133 114 140 145 150 178 163 172 178 199 199 184 162 146 166 171 180 193 181 183 218 230 242 209 191 172 194 196 196 236 235 229 243 264 272 237 211 180 201 204 188 235 227 234 264 302 293 259 229 203 229 242 233 267 269 270 315 364 347 312 274 237 278 284 277 317 313 318 374 413 405 355 306 271 306 315 301 356 348 355 422 465 467 404 347 305 336 340 318 362 348 363 435 491 505 404 359 310 337 360 342 406 396 420 472 548 559 463 407 362 405 417 391 419 461 472 535 622 606 508 461 390 432 Chart options Width: Height:

 Source code of R module gp <- function(lambda, p) { (p^lambda-(1-p)^lambda)/lambda } sortx <- sort(x) c <- array(NA,dim=c(201)) for (i in 1:201) { if (i != 101) c[i] <- cor(gp(ppoints(x), lambda=(i-101)/100),sortx) } bitmap(file="test1.png") plot((-100:100)/100,c[1:201],xlab="lambda",ylab="correlation",main="PPCC Plot - Tukey lambda") grid() dev.off() load(file="createtable") a<-table.start() a<-table.row.start(a) a<-table.element(a,"Tukey Lambda - Key Values",2,TRUE) a<-table.row.end(a) a<-table.row.start(a) a<-table.element(a,"Distribution (lambda)",1,TRUE) a<-table.element(a,"Correlation",1,TRUE) a<-table.row.end(a) a<-table.row.start(a) a<-table.element(a,"Approx. Cauchy (lambda=-1)",header=TRUE) a<-table.element(a,c[1]) a<-table.row.end(a) a<-table.row.start(a) a<-table.element(a,"Exact Logistic (lambda=0)",header=TRUE) a<-table.element(a,(c[100]+c[102])/2) a<-table.row.end(a) a<-table.row.start(a) a<-table.element(a,"Approx. Normal (lambda=0.14)",header=TRUE) a<-table.element(a,c[115]) a<-table.row.end(a) a<-table.row.start(a) a<-table.element(a,"U-shaped (lambda=0.5)",header=TRUE) a<-table.element(a,c[151]) a<-table.row.end(a) a<-table.row.start(a) a<-table.element(a,"Exactly Uniform (lambda=1)",header=TRUE) a<-table.element(a,c[201]) a<-table.row.end(a) a<-table.end(a) table.save(a,file="mytable.tab")
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 Cite this software as: Wessa P., (2013), Tukey lambda PPCC Plot (v1.0.3) in Free Statistics Software (v1.1.23-r7), Office for Research Development and Education, URL http://www.wessa.net/rwasp_tukeylambda.wasp/ The R code is based on : NIST/SEMATECH e-Handbook of Statistical Methods, http://www.itl.nist.gov/div898/handbook/, 2006-10-03.
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