Skewness

Skewness[list]
gives the coefficient of skewness for the elements in list.

Skewness[dist]
gives the coefficient of skewness for the symbolic distribution dist.

DetailsDetails

  • Skewness measures the asymmetry in list or of dist.
  • A positive skewness indicates a distribution with a long right tail. A negative skewness indicates a distribution with a long left tail.
  • Skewness handles both numerical and symbolic data.
  • Skewness[{{x1,y1,},{x2,y2,},}] gives .
  • Skewness[] is equivalent to CentralMoment[,3]/CentralMoment[,2]3/2.
Introduced in 2007
(6.0)