[R] Excel TDIST and TINV

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Tue Sep 14 08:21:38 CEST 2004

We are hardly likely to know what those are in Excel.  Possibly pt and qt, 
but see help.search("Student t distribution") for where to look for what R 

I also do not know what Chauvenet's criterion has to do with Student's t, 


states that the latter would be incorrect.

On Tue, 14 Sep 2004, Justace Clutter wrote:

> Hello all...
> 	I am really new to statistics and I am trying to figure out a way to
> apply Chauvenet's criterion using the t-distribution on a set of numbers
> in perl.  I was unable to find a TDIST and TINV function for perl.  I am
> getting these functions from Excel.  So, I figured that I would install
> R and call it from perl, overkill for what I need I know.  I am having a
> hard time figuring out how to mimick the Excel TDIST and TINV functions
> in R.  Can somebody give me a hand with this?  Thanks in advance.

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