[inbox] [RC5] Percentile

Eugene Mah eugenem at ix.netcom.com
Tue Jan 17 08:27:04 EST 2006

 From Webster:
Main Entry: per·cen·tile
Pronunciation: p&r-'sen-"tIl
Function: noun
: a value on a scale of one hundred that indicates the percent of a 
distribution that is equal to or below it <a score in the 95th percentile>

It just tells you that if you're in the Xth percentile, there are
X% of the participants below you.


Toomas Aas wrote:
> Hello!
> Looks like some improvements have been made to stats. Thanks to whomever 
> made it happen.
> There is one new thing, though, that I can't figure out. What is the 
> meaning of 'percentile' in participant stats?
> -- 
> ... I haven't lost my mind; I know exactly where I left it.
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