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.

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  • 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 works with SparseArray objects.
  • Skewness[list] is equivalent to CentralMoment[list, 3]/CentralMoment[list, 2]3/2.
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