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Pearson's measure of skewness

Discussion in 'Mathematics' started by mmmmmaths, Jun 29, 2011.

  1. mmmmmaths

    mmmmmaths New commenter

    Help me out please.

    For a symmetrical distribution this is obviously zero but in current text books I keep reading that the closer it is to zero the more symmetrical the data and that if it equals zero the distribution is symmetrical. I thought that it could work out to be zero even for distributions that are asymmetric.
     
  2. Your final sentence is correct.
     

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