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iqr.m

## Copyright (C) 1995, 1996, 1997  Kurt Hornik
## 
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## usage:  iqr (x)
##
## If x is a vector, return the interquartile range, i.e., the
## difference between the upper and lower quartile, of the input data.
##
## If x is a matrix, do the above for each column of x.
  
## Author KH <Kurt.Hornik@ci.tuwien.ac.at>
## Description:  Interquartile range

function y = iqr (x)
  
  if (nargin != 1)
    usage ("iqr (x)");
  endif

  y = empirical_inv (3/4, x) - empirical_inv (1/4, x);
  
endfunction

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