QuantileCI {DescTools} R Documentation

## Confidence Interval for Any Quantile

### Description

Calculates the confidence interval for any quantile. Although bootstrapping might be a good approach for getting senisble confidence intervals there's sometimes need to have a nonparameteric alternative. This function offers one.

### Usage

QuantileCI(x, probs=seq(0, 1, .25), conf.level = 0.95,
sides = c("two.sided", "left", "right"),
na.rm = FALSE, method = c("exact", "boot"), R = 999)


### Arguments

 x a (non-empty) numeric vector of data values. probs numeric vector of probabilities with values in [0,1]. (Values up to 2e-14 outside that range are accepted and moved to the nearby endpoint.) conf.level confidence level of the interval sides a character string specifying the side of the confidence interval, must be one of "two.sided" (default), "left" or "right" (abbreviations allowed). "left" would be analogue to a "greater" hypothesis in a t.test. na.rm logical. Should missing values be removed? Defaults to FALSE. method defining the type of interval that should be calculated (one out of "exact", "boot"). Default is "exact". See Details. R The number of bootstrap replicates. Usually this will be a single positive integer. See boot.ci for details.

### Details

The "exact" method corresponds to the way the confidence interval for the median is calculated in SAS.
The boot confidence interval type is calculated by means of boot.ci with default type "basic".

### Value

if probs was of length 1 a numeric vector with 3 elements:

 est est lwr.ci lower bound of the confidence interval upr.ci upper bound of the confidence interval

or, if probs was a vector, a matrix with 3 columns consisting of estimate, lower ci, upper ci est, lwr.ci, upr.ci

### Author(s)

Andri Signorell <andri@signorell.net> based on code of W Huber on StackExchange

Quantile, quantile, MedianCI

### Examples

QuantileCI(d.pizza$price, probs=0.25, na.rm=TRUE) QuantileCI(d.pizza$price, na.rm=TRUE)
QuantileCI(d.pizza\$price, conf.level=0.99, na.rm=TRUE)

# multiple probs
QuantileCI(1:100, method="exact" , probs = c(0.25, 0.75, .80, 0.95))
QuantileCI(1:100, method="boot" , probs = c(0.25, 0.75, .80, 0.95))


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